Emma's Yucky Brother

Paperback | April 16, 2002

byJean Little

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Emma has always wanted a little brother. Now her family is adopting Max, and Emma is sure he will be the best brother ever. But Max has his own ideas. He thinks sisters are yucky, and that Emma is the yuckiest! Is this really what having a brother is all about?

In Jean Little's warmhearted, perceptive story about adoption, Emma learns that there is more to having a little brother than she had ever guessed -- and that in order to get the brother she wants, she must first learn to be the sister he needs.

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Emma has always wanted a little brother. Now her family is adopting Max, and Emma is sure he will be the best brother ever. But Max has his own ideas. He thinks sisters are yucky, and that Emma is the yuckiest! Is this really what having a brother is all about? In Jean Little's warmhearted, perceptive story about adoption, Emma learns ...

Jean Little is the author of more than twenty-five books for children. In addition to Emma's Magic Winter, her first I Can Read Book, Ms. Little's works include the novels Lost and Found, Different Dragons, From Anna and Hey World, Here I Am, illustrated by Sue Truesdell. Jean Little has always been interested in adoption, and she had ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.19 inPublished:April 16, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064442586

ISBN - 13:9780064442589

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story to explain adoption to a young child. We found this book was perfect for helping to explain the process of adoption to our 5 year old in a way that is understandable to her. It explained the transition period of bringing an adopted child home, and some of the feelings that the adopted child may be feeling. It also showed that bringing a new sibling into a house isn't always a smooth transition. For a child who doesn't have a sibling currently I think it's important that there be an understanding that having a brother or sister can be great, but also can be challenging at times. Our daughter has asked to re-read this over and over again and it's been a great opportunity for us to ask her some questions while reading to her about how the adopted child may feel during the transition and why they may feel that way. We've also had some great conversations about how she would handle some of these challenges and how she may deal with new sibling rivalry. Overall, it has been a great book for our situation and has introduced adoption and some adoption transition challenge information in a story format that can be easily understood by a young child.
Date published: 2013-10-07

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“[Little’s] understated dialogue and simple but effective plot incidents are the work of an accomplished pro. An excellent book.”