Big Brother Dustin

by Alden R. Carter, Dan Young, and Carol S. Carter

Dustin's parents are going to have a baby, and preschool-age Dustin is so excited--he... read more

Dustin's parents are going to have a baby, and preschool-age Dustin is so excited--he can't wait! But his mom explains that the baby is growing inside her and it will be months before it arrives. Dustin spends that time helping his parents prepare for his baby sister's arrival, and trying to think up the perfect name for her. This welcoming-the-new-baby story is most remarkable for what isn't stated in the text: Dustin is a child with Down syndrome. The author's restraint lets the lively, colorful photographs that illustrate this picture story speak with shining clarity: Dustin is a happy, helpful, capable child. (Ages 4-6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1997

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