Audience:Children: Age (years) 3 - 7, Grade (US) P - 2
Dimensions:8.31in x 8.44 x 0.44 in | 0.75 lb
Page Count:48 pages
Illustrations:FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
BASED ON A TRUE STORY: Albert and Tina are real! This story is based on Lori’s experiences raising Albert and Tina with her family. (There are photos of Albert and Tina on the last page of the book.)
UNIQUE TAKE ON A SIBLING STORY: Sheep and chickens may be very different but Albert finds his way to accepting Tina in the end.
GROWING UP IS HARD: Albert learns that he is still worthy even though he isn’t a cute little baby lamb anymore.
ADORABLE ART: Lori’s naive and cheerful style is perfect to depict a sweet but disgruntled lamb as they adapt to the family’s new pecking order.
THEMES OF LOVE AND FAMILY: There is lots of love in this story. It has a family-friendly theme — Albert finds a place in his heart for Tina.
GIFT BOOK: A bright, cheery book featuring a lovable chicken — the ideal book for Easter and spring display tables.
CHICKENS ARE THE NEW DOG: Chickens as pets are growing in popularity, just check out all the cute posts on Instagram!
Named The Baby Spot’s “Best Book of the Summer”
“This adorable book ticks all of the boxes.” —The Baby Spot
“Smith’s ability to both challenge and reward expectations makes this appealing and utterly unpretentious book a valuable new take on being the cutest in the family, and then graduating to a different role.” —Imaginary Elevators
“[S]peaks to the sibling rivalry that sometimes arises when a child loses her/his place in the family hierarchy as the arrival of another child [disrupts] that order.” —CM Magazine
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