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A Baby Sister for Herry (1984)
Written by  Emily Perl Kingsley
Illustrator  Richard Walz
Published  1984
Publisher  Golden Press
Series  A Growing-Up Book
ISBN  0307120112

A Baby Sister for Herry follows Herry Monster as he deals with the arrival of his new baby sister, Flossie.

The day after Herry's baby sister is born, Herry visits his mother in the hospital, and she shows him his baby sister in the nursery. The baby, Flossie, arrives home a couple of days later. Herry has a hard time adjusting to his little sister, who cries when Herry makes noise playing with a toy fire truck, and is too young to play with him. The baby sister interrupts Herry and his father making a puzzle because she is hungry, and uses his old blanket. Every weekend, friends and relatives visit to bring her presents and take pictures of her, and Herry feels left out.

Frustrated that everything for the baby is special, Herry imitates Flossie. He drinks milk from a bottle, ends up breaking the baby swing, and shakes Flossie's rattle in the playpen, and finally cries. His mother shows him his own baby pictures. And that evening, his father tells him that "being a big brother is an important job". He learns how to give the baby her bottle, dress Flossie to go outside, feed the baby, and sing her lullabyes. Later, Herry shows his friends how to care for Flossie. Herry feels proud when Bert tells him that Flossie looks just like Herry.

Later, as they take Flossie for a walk in the park, Herry's mother offers to buy him an ice cream later because while Flossie isn't big enough for one, they are.

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Characters

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Major

Minor

  • A taxi driver
  • A nurse
  • A Rubber Duckie
  • Relatives of the family
  • an ice cream vendor
  • Betty Lou (on the back cover only)

Notes

  • Herry's grandmother is referred to as a Grandmonster; it is unclear what monster grandfathers are called.

Other editions

  • Golden Press released this story as a Book-and-Tape set in 1987, #13944.

See also


This article uses material from the "A Baby Sister for Herry" article on the Muppet wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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