Another Book from the Baby Pile

April 20, 2006 @ 2:51 am | Filed under: Books, Picture Book Spotlight

068950021101_aa_scmzzzzzzz_The Maggie B by Irene Haas. One of my favorite picture books ever. When Margaret sails away on a houseboat of her very own, she knows no adventure would be complete without her baby brother. They sail through sun and storm, and efficient Margaret whips up a sea stew so tantalizingly described you can almost smell it simmering on the page. This is a warm, merry book that celebrates the quiet joys I treasure, most especially that bond between the capable big sister and the baby she adores.

(More books with babies here.)

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  1. Lissa,

    Thanks for this book mention — my 6 yod is Maggie B. (Margaret Brigid, to be exact). She’d love this book!

  2. Our Sara (she is 26 now) loooove this book! It’s no wonder; she nurtured more than one baby brother. And capable was she!!! Just like Maggie in the book she was and still is an imaginative, full of fun, as well as tenderhearted big sister.

  3. My cousin was very fond of this book when we were little–maybe because her name is Maggie 🙂 It’s such a cute read-aloud.

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