Monday, April 25, 2011

Book Review: What is That Thing?


What is That Thing?
By: Kevin McNamee
Published: 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1616331412
E-book ISBN: 978-1-61633-142-9; 1616331429
Ages: 4-8
4 stars
Reviewed by Irene S. Roth

This is a story about a young girl, Jenna, who is trying to come to terms with the arrival of a new baby sister. She has a difficult time adapting to her, and one of the ways that she believes she could help herself is to play a game of astronaut Jenna. Through the little alien, she comes to terms with changing diapers and listening to baby cries.

The story is cute, and kids of all ages will be able to relate to it. Older siblings struggle when they have to share their lives with another little being. And this story shows how kids can come to terms with their new responsibilities when a baby sister or brother comes into the family and they have to help with the chores.

Overall Thoughts:
This is a heart-warming story of how a young child can accept a new member of the family. The illustrations are hilarious and witty. It will keep a child spellbound and captive. 

I recommend the book to any child who has younger siblings or is about to accept the arrival of a new sibling. They will be able to laugh and also accept the little being into their lives, and even be very happy and enriched by the new little baby sister or brother.

For more information about Irene Roth's books and products for kids, please visit her inspiring books and products website at:

Also, to read more about self-esteem and self-
confidence for adolescents, please visit Irene's
adolescent website at:



*Stories for Children Publishing, LLC. (SFC) and its divisions do not receive any compensation for product reviews beyond a sample and/or limited access to a paid website. SFC donates all books sent for review to a charitable organization. SFC may do a contest or giveaway of samples we receive.