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Julius, The Baby of the World

Last updated Thursday, November 26, 2015

Author: Kevin Henkes
Illustrator: Kevin Henkes
Date of Publication: 1990
ISBN: 0688089437
Grade Level: 2nd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: May 2003

Synopsis: At first, big sister Lilly thought it might be fun to have a new baby in the family. But when her parents repeatedly coo, "Julius is the baby of world," Lilly's mouse hackles begin to rise.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make crowns and decorate with brothers and sisters playing together.
•  Make a card for your brother/sister/cousin, tell them why they are special to you, and draw pictures of you spending time with them.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!