Big Sister, Long Coat

English full color throughout $ 19.95 US / $ 26.95 CAD Hardcover / 11 x 8.5 40 pages / ages 4 to 8 ISBN: 978-0-7358-4551-0

Big Sister, Long Coat

Big sisters are the best! Neither rain nor a series of setbacks can put a damper on a young girl’s day spent with her big sister. A picture book that captures the love between siblings!

A young girl is thrilled to spend the day with her big sister, but things don’t go as planned. It’s so hot outside—legs-stick-to-the-seat hot—that her ice cream melts and then it rains. Their plans must change, and then change again as the library closes just before they arrive. But big sister knows just what to do next—even if it’s nothing besides splashing in puddles and looking at the stars. The day isn’t anything like little sister expected . . . it’s better.

Love and tenderness are expressed in every scene. Even young children will come away with the sense that there is something very important and understated going on beneath the foiled adventures; ­restraint in text and art give the message its power. ­Even the best laid plans can change and be a bit ­unsettling, but when with loved ones, it’s never a bad day. Wonderful for all ­collections.
⭐ School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

...this sweet and optimistic picture book shows how the support of a loved one can help reframe attitudes, come rain or shine.

Proof that a switch of perspective on a tough day can be a lifesaver.
Kirkus Reviews

Sure to be loved by little sisters and big sisters alike, this city adventure practically begs to be chosen for shared reading and sidebar conversations about readers' shared adventures. This warm sibling tale is highly recommended.
Children's Literature Reviews

a gentle lesson in flexibility, staying open to the possibilities, and most of all, being wonderfully present with the people we love.
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