The Middle Child Blues by Kristyn Crowby Alexandra Kroeger - Sunday, Aug 08, 2010 at 11:23am
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Lee's got the
MID KID BLUES.
Lee is too small to do what his big brother does, but too big to do what his little sister does. He can't get a toy with his hamburger - but he can't get a "Big Bun," either. He's stuck with a boring cheeseburger. He's not big enough to go on the big kid rides at the amusement park, but he's too big for the little kid rides. Don't even get him started about not being as exciting as his perfect older brother and adorable baby sister. It's just not fair! What's a middle child to do? This mid-kid gets out his guitar and plays the middle-child blues, and in doing so shows everyone that middle children can shine, too.
Even if you're not a middle child yourself, you will enjoy this book. If you are a middle child, you'll probably enjoy this even more. I can't say for sure, as I am the perfect eldest child, but I'm pretty sure. For one thing, the illustrations, drawn by I Ain't Gonna Paint No More and Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon - are absolutely fantastic. All of the characters are so wonderfully expressive that the pictures will make you chuckle even before reading the text. Did I mention it's funny? Also, the entire book can be sung to your standard blues riff. What is there not to like about this book?- the same illustrator who did