cover image Jacob’s Little Sister

Jacob’s Little Sister

Miriam Cohen. Star Bright, $6.99 (16p) ISBN 978-1-59572-689-6

The hero of Cohen’s Backpack Baby series has grown up a bit, and he’s ready, willing, and able to help Daddy take care of his younger sister. Wearing a T-shirt that trumpets his “Big Brother” status, Jacob pushes Little Sister in her stroller, makes sure she doesn’t lose her hat, and stops her from running into the duck pond. “It is hard work taking care of a little sister,” admits Daddy as all three nap in the afternoon sun. While the dialogue can be a bit wooden, Jacob’s abiding love for his father and sister and his desire to help resound from every page. A bilingual Spanish-English edition is also available. Ages 2–5. (Oct.)