Sometimes Siblinghood Stinks: When I Was King

Friday, December 12, 2008.

When I Was KingAuthor: Linda Ashman (on JOMB)
Illustrator: David McPhail (on JOMB)
Published: 2008 Harper Collins (on JOMB)
ISBN: 006029051X

When we feel better about ourselves, we feel better about everything.

Shadowy, Sendakian illustrations and spot-on, multiply paced rhyming text take us for one spin around the familiar first-born cycle of resentment, rage, worry, the relief of being understood, warm fuzziness and back to the joy of siblinghood in this reassuring glimpse inside a shared spotlight.

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Comment by Karen

December 12, 2008 @ 10:38 am

So are you guys broadcast on NPR yet? I’m not technically inclined to rig up podcasts into the minivan, but I would love to hear you broadcast!! The book sounds great. We have a new baby (named Mark!) in the house and we’re going through some of the same things.

Comment by Just One More Book!!

December 12, 2008 @ 10:45 am

We’re not on NPR yet, but we are broadcast in the U.K. right now. Congrats on the new Mark! We have 7 and 9 year olds and we still go thru it — well, to be perfectly frank, we still go thru a fair bit of it with of our certain grown siblings!! Thanks for listening — hope Santa brings you a lighter-cable to hook your mp3 player up to your minivan.

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