The Resource And then..., Alborozo

And then..., Alborozo

Label
And then...
Title
And then...
Statement of responsibility
Alborozo
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's hard being an older sister when everybody is admiring your newly born younger brother - particularly on your birthday. Especially when that younger brother is noisy, smelly and slimy - just like a tiny squid! How can our hero grab everyone's attention, and grow to love her brother in the process? This quirky, exuberant picture book reminds us of the power of the imagination, and shows us how telling stories can help us order and deal with our experiences."--Page [4] of cover
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Review
  • PreS-Gr 1—Birthdays are supposed to celebrate a new year of someone's life; however, those with an adorable younger sibling can tell you that the attention doesn't always fall where it's supposed to. In this quirky tale, a frustrated older sister takes revenge on her attention-grabbing baby brother by spinning a whimsical yarn, reimagining her brother as a gigantic, stinky, slimy squid. The book is written in the voice and vocabulary of a young child, and the tone of the run-on sentences and fantastical story line will be familiar to parents and children's librarians. As the squid becomes sick, the story takes a turn from the devious to the concerned, leaving readers with a very satisfying ending about the true relationship between older and younger siblings. This may prove to be a challenging read-aloud, however, as the text takes a wildly curving path, veering horizontally, vertically, diagonally, and occasionally upside down in a circle. The fine line drawings with watercolor accents keep the backgrounds to a minimum and the focus on the narrator. VERDICT A fine addition to a children's library that might work best for one-on-one sharing.—Maria Alegre, The Dalton School, New York City --Maria Alegre (Reviewed 07/01/2016) (School Library Journal, vol 62, issue 7, p51)
  • It's her party, but no one is paying attention to the birthday girl.All the adults (depicted with light but varying skin tones) are focused on her baby brother instead. She's a creative girl who demands to be heard: she illustrates and tells a story, even uses her birthday wish to express her displeasure. Mom and Dad shrink and are chased by a gigantic bee under a cupboard while her brother, whom she compares to a squid, cry, cry, cries. Sparse cartoon art on a white background allows for the printed text, like the convoluted story, to wind and spin. With each page-turning "AND THEN…," art and type become intertwined as the baby's wails, waving arms, and smells, represented as tentacles in impossible-to-ignore red, literally overwhelm the story. At this point shocked readers will see that the baby is a gigantic red squid. This is one hugely needy squid, so hungry only Mom and Dad can help. Luckily, in a feel-good ending, the girl can solve the problem with another birthday wish—and possibly another story. Some adults may protest the depiction of an infant in such a frightening manner, but this is not their story.Anxious children angered by the competing demands raised by a newborn may well relate. (Picture book. 3-6)(Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2016)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10516746
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alborozo
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Families
  • Infants
Target audience
juvenile
Label
And then..., Alborozo
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn938395562
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781846436963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)938395562
Label
And then..., Alborozo
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn938395562
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781846436963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)938395562

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