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Jan 12, 2017

Hattie helps out

Davina Bell and Jane Godwin,
illustrated by Freya Blackwood
Allen & Unwin

Just how helpful can a big sister be in looking after the new baby? Poor Mum is exhausted already – sleep-deprived, busy with housework and trying to get everything ready for Dad’s birthday. It’s time for Hattie’s nap but Mum goes to sleep! Luckily Mum told Hattie about all the things that had to be done; it’s just that she has a different idea of what some of those things mean... and the rest of the family arrives for the birthday to a house with a different Hattie-inspired charm. It’s another very familiar family dynamic with endearing illustrations showing family from many perspectives.