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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Making Art Together

Top of the Shelf: Sisters

By Shop Staff Member Ariel  

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Raina is back with the much-anticipated sequel to Smile! Raina can't wait to have some serious fun with her new little sister, Amara. But Raina soon learns that Amara is no picnic- she's cranky and prefers to play on her own. The sisters spend much if their time together fighting with one another. A family car trip some years later proves difficult as the girls struggle to remain civil. But, an accident forces them to rely on each other temporarily.

     I think this is a great prequel to Smile. I've always wanted a sister, but could never figure out if we would get along or fight at every moment. Sisters is a wonderful graphic novel which illustrates that sometimes your family is not what you hoped for. This story also lets us know that even though sisters may argue or fight, it doesn't mean that they don't love each other as well. A great read for pre-teens and up (with or without a sister of your own).

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