Sona Sharma: Very Best Big Sister by Chitra Sounder is a totally adorable young reader chapter book. With vibrant illustrations, this is a gentle read for those just starting to get into chapter books.
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The summary, from Amazon:
Can Sona be the best big sister ever when she’s not sure she even wants a baby sister or brother? Brimming with warmth and charm, this story set in India will resonate with new older siblings everywhere.
Sona Sharma’s house is full of three generations of people who joke often and argue sometimes. Relatives come over unannounced, the phone rings frequently, and friends drop by all the time. Then one day Amma tells Sona that she is going to have a baby. Is that good? Sona isn’t so sure. She doesn’t want to share her room or her things with a new baby, not to mention the attention of Amma, Appa, Thatha, and Paatti. And despite Amma’s assurance that the sky always has room for new stars, Sona doesn’t feel stretchy or bighearted like the sky. But when she learns there will be a baby-naming ceremony, she’s determined to find the best name for her new brother or sister—one as nice as her own, a Hindi word for “gold.” Perfectly pitched to young readers, this tale of warming up to change is followed by a glossary of words from India to explore in the story.
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Sona Sharma, Very Best Big Sister by Chitra Soundar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Such a sweet, fun read!
Book Club Questions
- Are you a big sibling? What did it feel like when you found out you would become a big sibling, or what do you think it would feel like?
- Do you think Sona is a good big sister? Why or why not?
- Why is it important to share?
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