Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Prime Baby

by Gene Luen Yang

From the author of American Born Chinese, Prime Baby is a cute little graphic novel about the shock of gaining a younger sibling.

At the age of six, Thaddeus K. Fong becomes an older brother. Eighteen months later, he is questioning the normality of his little sister, Maddie. All she ever says is, “Ga.” And “Ga ga ga.” And so on.

His sister’s gaga-ing leads to all sorts of kooky suppositions by Thaddeus, including the idea that Maddie is an alien.

Of course, she’s like an alien to a young boy. It is fun to witness Thaddeus and his struggle to accept his younger sister. We’ve all been there.


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