One Special Day: A Story for Big Brothers and Sisters (Board book)

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By Lola M. Schaefer, Jessica Meserve (Illustrator), Jessica Meserve (Cover design or artwork by)
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Does having a new brother or sister make you into MORE than you already are?

Spencer is about to find out.

He's as strong as a bear, as funny as a monkey, and as wild as a tiger. But on one special day, everything changes. Now Spencer is strong, funny, wild, brave, free . . . and gentle, too.
This energetic and heartwarming board book about relishing the joys of individuality and big brotherhood is the perfect gift to celebrate a new sibling.

About the Author

Lola M. Schaefer ( is the author of more than 200 books for children, including One Busy Day, the follow-up to this book. Her book Frankie Stein was awarded the Children's Choice Book Award and the Mockingbird Award. Lola lives with her husband, Ted, in the mountains of north Georgia.

Jessica Meserve ( is the author-illustrator of Small Sister and Can Anybody Hear Me? She was born in Maine, studied illustration in Scotland, and worked in publishing as a children's book designer before pursuing a career as an illustrator. Her two young children helped inspire her artwork in this book, as well as its follow-up, One Busy Day.

Praise For…


* "With a simple interactive text and thoroughly engaging illustrations, this book is a perfect blending of words and pictures. . . . A special book for the special day."—School Library Journal, starred review


"Schaefer's device of making the title part animal story, part sibling tale is a winning one. . . . [T]he tone effortlessly slides from raucous and rebellious to quiet and awe-filled (aww-filled too, to be honest) with nary a hitch. . . . In a market glutted with books for newbie brothers and sisters, this is one that stands apart."—Kirkus Reviews


"There is no shortage of books for soon-to-be older siblings, but what makes this one stand out is the celebration of all the great things the older sibling already is followed by the welcome addition of a few new roles; the interactive nature of the text begs for child involvement, functioning almost as a large-scale rebus tale in picture book format."—Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
Product Details
ISBN: 9781484788424
ISBN-10: 1484788427
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018
Pages: 32
Language: English


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