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Hard to be Six

by Arnold Adoff
Illustrated by Cheryl Hanna

Published by Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1991
32 pages
ISBN: 0-688-09013-3

Ages 4 - 6

Hard to be six / when your sister is ten. / There are things she can do that / must wait until then: when i am / seven or eight, nine or ten. / Hard to be six until then..." Adoff's poems about the ups and downs of a typical six-year-old who can't wait to grow up are marvelously illustrated with full-color paintings which show the six-year-old and his sister as biracial children with a white father and an African-American mother. CCBC categories: Picture Books. 1991, Lothrop Lee & Shepard, 32 pages, $12.95. Ages 4-6.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


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