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Babies Ruin Everything by Matthew Swanson

Babies Ruin Everything

Written by Matthew Swanson
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Babies Ruin Everything by Matthew Swanson

When her parents bring home her baby brother, this new big sister is not pleased. She is convinced they need a better baby, one who can actually build yarn forts, throw a Frisbee, and play zombie attack. But when she opens her heart, she realises she can be a better sibling and how fun that can be. Perfect for a funny and stubborn child who's about to become a brother or sister, Babies Ruin Everything addresses the angst a child can feel with delightful humour the whole family can enjoy.


Babies Ruin Everything speaks to that older brother or sister, telling them, simply: 'I hear you. This is hard

't talk down to older siblings and their real struggles having their world turned upside down. I love my little sister, but if I was still three, I'd probably be trying to sell her to you. Kate Beaton, author and illustrator of The Princess and the Pony, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Hark! A Vagrant


About the Author

Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr are the author/illustrator, husband/wife duo behind Ten Thousand Stories (Chronicle Books, 2013) and more than 60 illustrated books for children and adults. They run two small publishing companies and a letterpress shop out of their home/barn/studio in Maryland, teach and speak on creativity and collaboration, and have three small-but-obstreperous children.

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40 pages


Matthew Swanson
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Publication date

1st August 2016



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