Julius, the Baby of the World (Paperback)

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By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
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Don't play innocent with me: if you've ever had an intolerable younger sibling upon whom your entire family inexplicably lavished nauseating amounts of attention, you've acted like Lilly. Read this, laugh a lot at Lilly, then laugh at how terrible you used to be, and then call your sibling up and apologize.

— Matt

Description


The baby of the world is anything but that to his big sister—until Cousin Garland dares to criticize him. 

When baby Julius is born, his parents think he is just perfect. “Julius is the baby of the world,” they chime as they kiss him and admire him.

But Lilly is Julius’s older sister, and she knows differently. “I am the queen,” says Lilly. “And I hate Julius.”

Poor Julius. And poor Lilly, because her selfish behavior is making her miserable, too. Can anyone persuade Lilly that her brother really is the baby of the world?

This funny picture book classic from the beloved Kevin Henkes explores sibling rivalry and children's sometimes fragile self-esteem in a real and approachable way. Share this book at home or at circle time—with or without siblings, kids ages 3-7 will relate to the emotions and enjoy the story.

About the Author


Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com



Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com

Product Details
ISBN: 9780688143886
ISBN-10: 0688143881
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: September 21st, 1995
Pages: 32
Language: English