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Hannah's Baby Sister

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Marisabina Russo
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 1st    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: May 2002, May 2001

Synopsis: Hannah's new sibling is due any day, and Hannah is certain it will be a baby girl. Why? Well, because Hannah already has a little brother. It's very logical, and Hannah has it all worked out. Her baby sister will be named Patsy and she will have red hair and love fudge swirl ice cream, and she will be the best.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make a pillow bookmark for your brother, sister, and/or parent, and decorate it with his/her name, favorite things, and descriptions.
•  Make a paper "chain" using vocabulary from the story, i.e. nouns, verbs, adjectives.

*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!