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The Middle Child Blues by Kristyn Crow

by Alexandra Kroeger - Sunday, Aug 08, 2010 at 11:23am

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Lee's got the

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 David Catrow - the same illustrator who did 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?

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A clever, bluesy riff on middle-kid angst Lee has the low-down, big-frown, sulkin?-all-aroundtown blues. His older brother gets all the big-kid privileges, and no one expects his little sister to do anything but be cute. And sometimes his family even leaves him behind! But when Lee breaks out his guitar and finally makes his voice be heard, he draws a big crowd. It turns out lots and lots of people share his middle-kid pain?and he loves how being stuck in the middle is making him the center of attention.