Just Bea

  • Illustrated By: Nahid Kazemi
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Tradewind Books
  • Themes:sibling rivalry, sisters, play, younger sister, family life
  • Available:06/30/2022

Noisy, disruptive, and unruly—younger sisters can be more than annoying at times. When you’re in a hurry, they can be as slow as sloths. And when you build an extra tall tower of blocks, they knock it down, mischievous as mice.

In this playful picture book, the narrator, who is both practical and reserved, struggles with the rowdy antics of her younger sister. Beatrice never, ever, ever listens and marches to the beat of her own drum. It isn’t until the big sister wishes Bea away that she realizes life just isn’t the same without her.

"Just Bea would make for a lively read-aloud and may also lead to thoughtful discussions on how to deal with sibling discord . . . Just Bea makes a welcome addition to the library or household shelf. Recommended"
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"Honest emotions are captured in the poetic and playful text...(and) emotionally resonant charcoal illustrations...The ups and downs of sibling relationships explored in Just Bea will strike a familiar tone with readers."
– Canadian Children's Book News