Bella has had her special blanket ever since she was born, and she loves it dearly. It has always gone everywhere with her, and is now ‘sparkly, muddy, painty, and smelly’. When a new baby brother arrives on the scene, complete with new blanket, Bella is delighted, but she only wishes the baby would stop crying. She tries everything to stop him, but nothing works until he discovers her special blanket. He loves chewing on it, and poor Bella doesn’t quite know what to do. It is her blanket after all. She comes up with the perfect answer. She will show baby how to do everything she likes doing – painting, sticking things together, and ‘singing and dancing in muddy puddles’- and soon his new blanket will be just like hers and he will love it just like she loves him! It’s a lovely ending to a lovely story of two siblings getting to know each other. The pictures, full of the vitality and joy that a new baby can bring, show understanding and love. There is no sense here of resentment of the new baby, just pleasure at his presence in her life, and an understanding that he will need his own special blanket and that this is something she can give him.
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Illustrator: Kate Alizadeh