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What's So Bad about Being an Only Child?

(4) K-3 Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Rosemary doesn't like being an only child: she's lonely, her home is too quiet and organized, etc. This story begins insightfully but cops out in the end: its message seems to be that making peace with being an only child requires getting a pet. The art is witty, ably reflecting Rosemary's shifting moods.

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