Lulu and Zoey: A Sister Story

­Running Pr. Jun. 2022. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780762473984.
PreS-Gr 1–Rhyming text and sweet, expressive illustrations are used to good effect in this gentle story of sibling rivalry. Sisters Lulu and Zoey quarrel, as all sisters do, and end up spending quiet time apart when it all becomes too much, and Aunt Eliza has had “Enough!” Eventually they are on good terms again, sharing cookies, stories, and toys. They realize that “Always sisters have each other, and sometimes sisters have another!” when their parents arrive home with a new baby. Though this is a story only about sisters, children with any older or younger siblings will find something to relate to, and those in families expecting a new baby will begin to realize how their relationships will change when the new baby comes home. The sisters, aunt, and mother have various shades of brown skin, while the father, introduced in the final spread, is white.
VERDICT A solid choice to add to a school’s collection of sibling stories.

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