Custom What Big Sister Does Best Book

Show big kids how lucky they are to have a little brother or sister with this cheerful personalized book.

$34.99

Sisters Forever

Kids sometimes see the arrival of a new baby in the family as a cause for jealousy, but this charming, customized hardcover book can help those new big sisters see how they fit in the picture. Written by Laura Numeroff, author of If Your Give a Mouse a Cookie, the book explains all the things a big sister can do for their little siblings. Big sis will be delighted to see her name appear on the cover and throughout the story, along with a special dedication message from you on the front page.

The book is written as if regaling the new sibling with all the loving things the older child will do. This helps to model positive sibling interaction without feeling preachy, and also provides an opportunity for big sisters to share the book once the little one is old enough to enjoy story time.

The pages are warmly illustrated by Lynn Munsinger, with cute tigers, bears, pigs having adventures with their little brothers or sisters. Printed in the USA.

Click here to check out What Big Brother Does Best.

Made in the USA
Ages
3+
Made from
paper
Measurements
11" L x 9" W; 22 pages
Item ID
23496

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This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 12/4/2017.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.

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UncommonGoodsCustom What Big Sister Does Best Book
 
4.5

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to understand (33)
  • Deserves multiple readings (27)
  • Well written (27)
  • Relevant (23)
  • Inspirational (12)

Cons

  • Disappointing (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (44)
  • Younger readers (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Bookworm (22), Everyday reader (20), Casual reader (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (58)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lovely gift!

I would've easily given this lovely book a 5, as it's such a perfect gift. I am so impressed with the level of customization (that it wasn't just on the cover, but...Read complete review

I would've easily given this lovely book a 5, as it's such a perfect gift. I am so impressed with the level of customization (that it wasn't just on the cover, but throughout).

However, when I received it there was some sort of black ink that was rubbed all over the back of the cover. I tried to get it off with a damp wash cloth, but no such luck. Because the gift is personalized, I could not return it. But, because the book is white it looked like I was giving a used book. I was a little dissapointed that for a rather pricey childrens book it didn't come in better shape.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Book meant for younger sibling

I was disappointed by this book as it is advertised as for a big sister, but it is written for the younger sibling. It describes all the things the big sister will do for...Read complete review

I was disappointed by this book as it is advertised as for a big sister, but it is written for the younger sibling. It describes all the things the big sister will do for "you" -- the younger sibling. In other words, it doesn't make sense to read this book aloud to the older sister, as the text is directed to the younger sibling.

A previous reviewer made this same complaint four months ago, and the merchant said they were "working to clarify the product story," but it looks like this wasn't addressed. I wish I had read that review or the story more closely before ordering!

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5.0

great product

By 

from Vacaville, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Engaging
  • Fun
  • Interactive
  • Promotes Learning

Cons

    Best Uses

    • bonding with great granddaughter while reading

    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom What Big Sister Does Best Book:

    A new sibling is to arrive in September and this is a great tool to get positive thoughts for my great granddaughter to avoid jealousy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Gift for a new sister

    By 

    from St. Louis

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom What Big Sister Does Best Book:

    This was a gift to someone several states away.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Cute

    By 

    from Pgh.Pa

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand

    Cons

    • Can't Choosesiblinggender

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom What Big Sister Does Best Book:

    This was a charming little book and was a hit with the "big sister" to whom it was given. She is two and loves seeing her name throughout the book.The only thing that would have made it better was if there were options to choose from for the gender of the sibling. It can be a little confusing for a toddler to turn pages and one page it shows a big sister to a girl and on another a boy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Perfect book for a Great Big Sister

    By 

    from Brooklyn, Ny

    About Me Bookworm

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Inspirational

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about UncommonGoods Custom What Big Sister Does Best Book:

      My Big Sister Loved the book. Big Sisters are and Always will be there for Little Sisters. I Love my Sister so much. I am So Lucky to have the Best Sister in the Whole World!!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Great gift

      By 

      from NYC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun
      • Relevant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Younger Readers

        Comments about UncommonGoods Custom What Big Sister Does Best Book:

        Gave to big sister from little sister. They were touched. I love that I could put a personal message at the beginning of the story. Shipped relatively fast.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Perfect Gift for my Grand daughter!

        By 

        from Davis, CA

        About Me Bookworm

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Darling Illustrations
        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Understand
        • Inspirational
        • Sweet Storyline
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about UncommonGoods Custom What Big Sister Does Best Book:

          I gave this to my grand daughter for Christmas and she loved it! The illustrations were adorable and they story and text were simple enough to keep her interested and wanting to read and reread it. I loved being able to add a message to her in the front, too. Since she has a one year old brother, I think it was a great way to model how she can be there for him and how they can have a whole lot of fun together.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          Loved it

          By 

          from Ny ny

          About Me Casual Reader

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Understand
          • Informative
          • Inspirational
          • Relevant
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about UncommonGoods Custom What Big Sister Does Best Book:

            Loved it !

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Good quality, as advertised

            By 

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Casual Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Understand

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • Younger Readers

              Comments about UncommonGoods Custom What Big Sister Does Best Book:

              Bought this for my granddaughter and she loved it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Just Okay

              By 

              from Atlanta GA

              About Me Everyday Reader

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Younger Readers

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Custom What Big Sister Does Best Book:

                  I got this book for my niece and nephew to celebrate the birth of their new brother.
                  I was very disappointed that the text of both is exactly the same since they're siblings.
                  It's not terribly imaginative in story line either.
                  Not really up to pa for an uncommon goods product.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  "Even Better in Person"

                  By 

                  from Moreno Valley

                  About Me Everyday Reader

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Well Written

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift For A Big Sister

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom What Big Sister Does Best Book:

                    This is a baby shower gift for our friends daughter who will become a big sister in a few months, so I can't wait to see the look on her face when she receives this :)

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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