Discover the world of Bitty Baby - a special new friend to help girls ages 3 - 5 shine bright! These engaging tales are written by Newbery Honor Award winner Kirby Larson and illustrated by award-winning artist Sue Cornelison. In this first story, a little girl introduces her new doll, Bitty Baby, to her family, including her prickly big sister. At nap time, the little girl tells Bitty Baby a story about a magical mermaid adventure - but the best magic of all is the creative way the girl makes her wish come true and gets her older sister to play with her. Includes a "For Parents" section that focuses on the social and emotional experience of preschoolers and offers parenting tips.