|Little Brother Pumpkin Head
Author: Panzieri, Lucia
A soon-to-be big brother has worries about his forthcoming sibling.
Kirkus Reviews (08/01/16)
School Library Journal (10/01/16)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (+) (00/11/16)
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School Library Journal - 10/01/2016 PreS-Gr 1—This Italian import about expecting a younger sibling is a great read for the observant child. The unnamed protagonist is told that a little brother is on the way, and he starts to notice his mom doing strange things like singing to her belly on the bus, craving foods made with pumpkin, and falling asleep even while reading bedtime stories. Nothing fails to go unnoticed, and the boy begins to have surreal dreams that his brother's round head will be filled with seeds and pulp. The young hero is determined to introduce his baby brother to the sounds and objects awaiting him in the world. The stylized cartoon illustrations perfectly capture this lighthearted story. VERDICT A great addition to collections where titles about new babies and younger siblings are in demand.—Shana Morales, Windsor Public Library, CT - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.