What the No-good Baby is Good for

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G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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For any child with a no-good baby in their house, Broach offers up a completely unique solution to the new sibling problem. The No-Good Baby has been at John's house for months and months, and more than half a year. She sleeps and cries at all the wrong times. She's messy and loud and ruins everything. "That no-good baby is good for nothing," John tells his mother. "It is time for her to go." "I guess you're right," says John's mother, and they start packing her bags.

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User Review  - jebass - LibraryThing

We catch a glimpse of the world as he knows it: John, that is, who has recently become and older brother. The baby, he decides after awhile, is a no-good baby. She chews his toys, naps when he would ... Read full review

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User Review  - alyssabuzbee - LibraryThing

John relays to his mother a litany of things that his "no-good" younger sibling is good for, and along the way realizes that he really does love the baby. Read full review


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About the author (2005)

Elise Broach is the author of the acclaimed novel Shakespeare's Secret, as well as several picture books. Her newest book is entitled, Masterpiece. She lives in Easton, Connecticut, with her family.

Abby Carter loves to bake--especially blueberry pie, her Family Favorite. When she's not making a racket in the kitchen, she stays busy illustrating many beautiful picture books and early readers. Abby lives with her family in Connecticut.

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