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Big Red Lollipop

By: Rukhsana Khan

Illustrator: Sophie Blackall

Rubina is excited to be invited to her first birthday party-until her mother insists that she bring her younger sister Sana, too. “They don't do that here! They’lll laugh at me!”' Rubina begs and pleads, to no avail. What will it take for her mother-and Sana-to see things her way? Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9780670062874

JLG Release: Apr 2010


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Sisters , Birthdays , Parties , Conduct of life , Immigrants , Assimilation

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Awards & Honors

2011 Charlotte Zolotow Award Winner; 2011 Golden Kite Award, Picture Book Text; 2011 ALA Notable Children’s Books, Younger Readers; Children's Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Children's Choices - Best Books of 2011, Under age 5; Booklist 2010 Editor’s Choice, Books for Youth, Fiction, Young Readers; Kirkus Reviews 2010 Best Children’s Books; NY Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2010

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist*, The Horn Book Guide, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal

Horn Book

When Rubina is invited to a birthday party, her sister Sana wants to go. Their Pakistani mother doesn't understand American party customs and insists that Sana tag along. When Sana receives an invitation of her own, the tables are turned: the girls' baby sister demands to go too. The expressive illustrations bring this simple sibling rivalry/immigr When Rubina is invited to a birthday party, her sister Sana wants to go. Their Pakistani mother doesn't understand American party customs and insists that Sana tag along. When Sana receives an invitation of her own, the tables are turned: the girls' baby sister demands to go too. The expressive illustrations bring this simple sibling rivalry/immigrant story to life.

Junior Library Guild


Big Red Lollipop is a heartwarming reminder that your sibling can be your worst enemy and your greatest ally.
• Rukhsana Khan’s story touches on the complex relationship between a parent who has grown up in another culture and a child who is quickly adapting to a new culture.
• Sophia Blackall’s compositions

Big Red Lollipop is a heartwarming reminder that your sibling can be your worst enemy and your greatest ally.
• Rukhsana Khan’s story touches on the complex relationship between a parent who has grown up in another culture and a child who is quickly adapting to a new culture.
• Sophia Blackall’s compositions place the emphasis on the characters and their expressions. True to the experience of childhood, every feeling is writ large and is instantly familiar.
• Blackall’s art is also delightful to look at, mixing subdued colors with detailed textile patterns.

Book Details

ISBN

9780670062874

First Release

April 2010

Genre

Fiction

Dewey Classification

E

Trim Size

8" x 10"

Page Count

40

Accelerated Reader

Level 2.2; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 1.4; Points: 1;

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Viking

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Sisters, Birthdays, Parties, Conduct of life, Immigrants, Assimilation,

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