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A New Barker in The House (Barker Twins) [Hardcover]

By Tomie dePaola (Author)
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Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.81" Width: 9.31" Height: 0.41"
Weight:   0.89 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 15, 2002
Publisher   Putnam Juvenile
Age  4-8
ISBN  0399238654  
EAN  9780399238659  
UPC  048228013990  

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Twins Moffie and Morgie are excited when they hear that their family is adopting a three-year-old Hispanic child.

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Tomie dePaola Tomie dePaola ( is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. His books range from autobiographical stories to retellings of folktales and legends to original tales, such as the Strega Nona books. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.

Tomie dePaola currently resides in New London, in the state of New Hampshire. Tomie dePaola was born in 1934.

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Great way to discuss adoption of an older child  Mar 11, 2008
The Barker twins are back, with a new sibling to teach! Morgie and Moffie are excited that the long wait has come to an end, and their new brother, three year old Marcos, has arrived. Marcos speaks Spanish, and is not initially enamored by the twins' efforts to integrate him into the family. Throughout the book, Marcos introduces his new siblings to various new Spanish words, and pronunciations are included on the acknowledgments page. The underlying message that everyone can learn from each other is delivered in a light way, with just the right amount of humor. De Paola's signature acrylic illustrations and repetitive patterns assist the new reader in determining the text, although a brighter, more distinct color pallet could have enhanced the effect. While Jean Little's Emmy's Yucky Brother covers similar ground of a family's adjustment to each other when adopting an older child, the added benefit of encouraging a bilingual household and the message that Marcos can also educate the family make A New Barker deserving of a new home on a child's bookshelf.
A New Barker in the House-- by: Tomie dePaola  Mar 12, 2003
In this book, Morgie and Moffie's parents adopt a three-year-old Spanish-speaking boy, Marcos. Morgie and Moffie (twins) get excited and over-do it a little the first day. They forget that their new brother doesn't understand them when they speak to him in English. On the second day, Morgie and Moffie realize that they should teach their brother things as well as learn from him. Marcos fits in better now, and they are a family. My favorite character in this book was Marcos. I would recommend this book especially for parents to read to their children if they are adopting a child, whether or not the child is from a foreign country. I would also recommend it to anyone else looking for a good book about family.

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