Bye-bye Baby Brother! by Sheena Dempsey

Bye-bye Baby Brother!

Written by Sheena Dempsey
Illustrated by Sheena Dempsey

3+ readers   
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With the perfect blend of knowing observations and truly funny art, Sheena Dempsey's very first picture book perfectly captures the anxieties and frustration of having a new sibling. Ruby is finding her new baby brother a problem because mum spends too much time with her baby brother. Ruby wants to play with her mum, all by herself, every, all the time, without any babies! But when mum and Oliver do eventually join her to play she realises that baby brothers can be fun too and perhaps she shouldn’t send him off in a rocket on his own quite yet!!


Bye-bye Baby Brother! by Sheena Dempsey

Ruby loves nothing more than playing, especially with Mum. But Mum is always so busy with Oliver, Ruby's little baby brother, and Ruby is tired of waiting. She's already looked at TONS of books, painted SO MANY pictures and she's even dressed her dog Rory in a very fetching stripy jumper. Babies are so boring. Ruby stomps out into the garden and there she begins to wonder ... what if she could magic Oliver away?

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a fantastic idea about how to explore sibling jealousy in a light, true and humorous way Observer This sweet little book should appeal to both boys and girls Inis A wonderful, warm story that perfectly expresses the frustrations and joys of a new baby in the family. Recommended Reads Lovely...also useful in introducing children to the challenge of suddenly having a new sibling. The Irish Mail on Sunday

About the Author

Sheena Dempsey

Sheena Dempsey is a children's author and illustrator. She loves to draw all kinds of animals, from dirty rats to mean cats and heroic pigeons too. She has worked with various publishers in Ireland and the UK including Walker Books, Templar Publishing, Hachette, Faber and Little Island. She lives in London with her partner, Mick, and their naughty greyhound, Sandy.

Sheena Dempsey was born in Cork and studied fine art in Dublin before moving to London in 2009. She graduated from Kingston University with an MA in illustration in 2010. She lives in London.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

7th March 2013




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