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The Baby-Changing Station
By Rhett Miller
Illustrated by Dan Santat
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Format:Hardcover $17.99 $22.99 CAD
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Before Joe rolled in / I was the ten-year-old King / of all I surveyed / Now that he’s here / It’s perfectly clear / That I / am in the way.
James is NOT a fan of his new little brother, Joe. His parents adore Joe and don’t have time for James anymore. What is an older sibling supposed to do?!
When James stumbles upon a baby-changing station that can exchange younger siblings for much more exciting things, he is faced with endless options. Should he choose the night-vision googles, a cool chemistry set, a guitar, or keep his baby brother? James is put through the ultimate test until he realizes that being a big brother is not so bad after all.
With sly humor, playful rhymes, and dynamic art, The Baby-Changing Station celebrates the timeless theme of older-younger sibling rivalry with a humorous magical twist perfect for readers of all ages.
- "A triumph of imagination...Miller and Santat deliver a super-fun, original and solidly constructed story with an adorable and climactic conclusion."—The New York Times
- "But each tempting choice makes James ponder a future without his brother as a comrade or co-conspirator (“More often than not,/ Siblings who rock/ Make the best bands, says my father”), leading him to realize that “though he’s my nemesis/ I see a world in which/ He and I someday are friends.” The idea of a kid taking on his parents’ duties may not sit well with all readers, but Santat’s (The Blur) generously scaled, operatically expressive pencil and watercolor art and Miller’s(No More Poems!) age-appropriate weltschmerz propel the story forward, making for a contemporarily poo-laden twist on a Faustian bargain."—Kirkus Reviews
- "Miller's rhyme scheme and Santat's imaginative illustrations make The Baby-Changing Station an entertaining and surprisingly touching read."—Entertainment Weekly
- On Sale
- Aug 2, 2022
- Page Count
- 48 pages
- Little, Brown Books for Young Readers