Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 5
- Grade: p to k
See below for English description.
The perfect book for any dog — or child — who has a new baby sibling.
Un nouveau bébé va bientôt se joindre à la famille, et Sally le goldendoodle
ne sait pas quoi penser! « Tout va changer », préviennent ses amis du parc
pour chiens. En effet, lorsque bébé Henri arrive, Sally se sent délaissée.
Elle fait tout son possible pour redevenir la plus aimée… jusqu’au jour
où Henri pleure de façon inconsolable, et que seule Sally parvient à le faire sourire.
Cette histoire chaleureuse de Paulette Bourgeois, créatrice de la série de
livres Benjamin, est parfaite pour tous les enfants (ou chiots!) qui ont un petit frère ou une petite soeur en route.
There’s a new baby joining the household, and Sally the goldendoodle doesn’t know what to think! “Everything will change,” warn her friends at the dog park. Sure enough, once baby Henri arrives, Sally feels neglected. She tries hard to be the most loved again, until one day, Henri cries inconsolably, and only Sally can make him smile. This warm-hearted story from Paulette Bourgeois, creator of Les aventures de Benjamin, is perfect for every child (or puppy!) who has a new sibling on the way.
About the authors
Paulette Bourgeois est l'auteure des albums mettant en vedette Benjamin la tortue. Traduites dans 38 langues, les aventures de Benjamin se sont vendues à plus de 60 millions d'exemplaires à travers le monde! Benjamin et la Saint-Valentin a remporté la troisième position au palmarès Communication-Jeunesse des livres pour les jeunes.
When asked what she hopes children will learn from her books, Paulette Bourgeois explains: "It is most important to look for the wonder in ordinary things." Some of this wonder, and a curious anxiety, spill over into her character Franklin. The world's best-loved turtle overcomes the challenges of the everyday life of a five-year-old in a way that resonates with children. Since 1986, Franklin and Paulette have championed a fear of the dark, boastful fibs, thunderstorms, new friends, museum dinosaurs,...
When Paulette finished writing her first book, Franklin in the Dark, she knew that she would always write stories for children. With each new book, she imagines a child turning the last page and giving a satisfied sigh. Paulette explains: "I want readers to feel connected to my storybook world - to feel, to smell, to touch and to explore the landscapes, both internal and external, that I have created. As I write, I draw on my own experiences and find it easy to remember emotions and situations."
Although Paulette is best-known for the Franklin books, she is also the writer of fiction and non-fiction for young readers. In her non-fiction writing, she explores another realm of wonders with her young readers. She shares "amazing" information on many topics: from apples to potatoes; from fire fighters to Garbage Collectors; from the moon to the sun! What's next, the universe! The Sun: Starting with Space was shortlisted for a Science in Society Book Award (1995), given by the Canadian Science Writer's Association, and won the honor of Parents' Choice Approval, given by the US Parents' Choice Foundation (1997).
Currently, Paulette is endeavoring to write longer books for children, and trying to follow the advice she gives to children: "Read, read, read and write, write, write."
BROOKE KERRIGAN grew up surrounded by books and the love of art. Now she has illustrated more than a dozen books including Fishermen Through & Through, A Plan for Pops and the Blue Spruce Award Honour Books The Little Boy Who Lived Down the Drain and Kiss Me! I’m a Prince.
Her fun and whimsical illustrations are created in watercolour, gouache, pencil crayon and collage. Born and raised in Toronto, she now splits her time between Tiny, Ontario and a little town in the French Alps called Chamonix. Visit her at www.brookekerriganillustration.com.