Little, Brown & Co., 2005 (2005)
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Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
wo words of her sister Lucy's drive Grace crazy ... '
' From morning to night, day in and day out, Lucy copies Grace and wants to do everything her big sister does.
hough Mom tells Grace that her little sister copies her because she loves her, and Dad says Lucy just wants to be like her, Grace has had enough. She wants her privacy, and she's not amused when parents and friends echo her parents' '
Monkey see, monkey do
'. She does some mean things, and she's punished for them. But Grace loves to swim and she idolizes her coach, Miss Finn, and wants to be just like her. When the other swimmers make fun of Grace and call her a copycat, Miss Finn supports her ... that makes Grace think.
, sketched in witty watercolors, is a heartwarming tale of sibling conflict. It teaches an older child to be patient, and tolerant, of a younger sibling's copycat behavior and very natural desire to be exactly like their elder.
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