||Tommy had a mother, a father, two grandmothers, one grandfather, lots of aunts and uncles, an older brother, Buddy, a dog named Tootsie...and lots and lots of cousins.
||Tommy is excited when his mother tells him she is going to have a baby. When the time comes for the baby to be born, however, Tommy is disappointed to discover that his strict grandmother will be staying with him while his mom and dad are in the hospital with the new baby. However, Tommy learns that even though his grandmother is strict, she is very loving and knows the perfect way to help Tommy bond with his new baby sister. This story is based on an actual event from the childhood of author/illustrator Tomie DePaola. Color illustrations accompany the text.
||Tommy's excited about his new baby sister--but he didn't ask for stern Nana Fall-River to come while his mom is in the hospital! Full color.
|Editors Note 3
||Follows the story of young Tommy, who reluctantly prepares for the birth of a new baby sister while interacting with his strict Italian grandmother Nana, whom he comes to appreciate during a busy time. Reprint.