The Bossier Baby

illus. by Marla Frazee. 40p. S. & S./Beach Lane. Nov. 2016. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781481471633.
RedReviewStarPreS-Gr 2—This sophisticated sequel to Boss Baby provides comeuppance for the tyrannical infant, who is now a toddler. A new baby sister arrives with a Kewpie doll curl and a string of pearls, confident enough to usurp authority at every turn. Her organic catering demands (nursing), aromatherapy (diaper disposal), and afternoon spinning (turning in a jumpy bouncer) result in a media frenzy in which her brother, aka Boss Baby, is ignored. When his outrageous attempt to grab attention by stripping in public and weeing in a garden is ignored, he resigns himself to sulking in a corner at home. Bossier Baby is a wise CEO and extends hugging arms to her brother, creating teamwork and tranquility in the family. The comical pencil and watercolor drawings in mid-century style embellish the business lingo text.
VERDICT Great fun for hip readers familiar with terms like stress management and social media team.

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