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The New Small Person (Hardcover)

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By Lauren Child, Lauren Child (Illustrator)
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Elmore Green is happy and content as his parents' only child...until the new small person arrives and messes everything up. Lauren Child captures everything awful about having a new person in your home (i.e., everyone loves it, it sits upon your toys, it licks your jellybeans, etc.), as well as how nice it can be to have someone else to do things with. This a great book for any family making a new addition!

— Angela


Lauren Child tells the familiar tale of a less-than-welcome sibling with subtlety, insight, affection, and humor.

Elmore Green starts life as an only child, as many children do. He has a room to himself, where he can line up his precious things and nobody will move them one inch. But one day everything changes. When the new small person comes along, it seems that everybody might like it a bit more than they like Elmore Green. And when the small person knocks over Elmore's things and even licks his jelly-bean collection, Elmore's parents say that he can't be angry because the small person is only small. Elmore wants the small person to go back to wherever it came from. Then, one night, everything changes. . . . In her signature visual style, Lauren Child gets to the heart of a child's evolving emotions about becoming a big brother or sister.

About the Author

Lauren Child has published many best-selling and award-winning books, including the hugely popular Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean series and a spin-off series of novels about Ruby Redfort. She has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. Lauren Child lives in London.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763678104
ISBN-10: 0763678104
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: February 10th, 2015
Pages: 32
Language: English