Vera's Baby Sister

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Macmillan, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Vera heard the baby crying as they passed her bedroom window.
How could anyone like that loud, smelly thing?

Where can Vera find some peace and quiet with a new baby in the house?

Now that Vera's baby sister, Ruthie, has arrived, Vera feels there's no place left in the house for her. The baby is loud and smelly, and she fills up every room. Vera wants nothing to do with Ruthie. When Grandpa comes up with a plan to make a special bean tent for Vera out in the yard, Vera is all for it. Of course, as beans and vines grow, so, too, do babies-and who knows where that might lead?

In her signature style, Vera Rosenberry explores another pivotal childhood experience in this honest and funny story.

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User Review  - indiabessette - LibraryThing

Vera's new baby sister Ruthie was born and Vera feels lonely and out of place. Vera wants nothing to do with her new sibling. When her grandpa builds a tent for her, he explains that babies grow and eventually she will like her sister. Recommended Age: PreK Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Rosenberry sorts out sibling rivalry with her usual straightforward approach to challenging childhood milestones. Vera's parents, busy with new baby Ruthie, don't seem to notice Vera's feelings of ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Vera Rosenberry is the author and illustrator of other Vera adventures, including When Vera Was Sick, Vera's First Day of School, Vera Runs Away, Vera Goes to the Dentist, and Vera Rides a Bike. Ms. Rosenberry currently lives in Cambridge, England, with her husband, where she gardens and paints.

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