BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: The Big Sibling Getaway by Korrie Leer

TITLE: The Big Sibling Getaway


PUBLISHER: Albert Whitman & Company, 2020

SYNOPSIS: “When a new baby sibling cries, there’s only one thing to do: get away.

First came the boxes. Then the baby. Then the loud, nonstop crying! Desperate to get away, new big sister Cassie climbs into one of the empty boxes and sets off. She drives, she sails, and she soars…but she still hears whimpers. When she finally finds a place where she can’t hear the crying. Cassie realizes some things are more important than peace and quiet.”

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : Author/illustrator, Korrie Leer has written a heart warming story about the tolerance of a big sister for a new addition to the family. Sometimes adjusting to a new family member can be too much for a sibling and big sister Cassie uses fun, creative ways to distance herself from a fussy newborn. Ms. Leer’s imaginative illustrations allows young readers to join Cassie as she tries to leave her responsibilities as a big sister behind. But the sweet ending of The Big Sibling Getaway reinforces the idea that no matter what, in the end, family is all that matters and having a younger sibling can actually be a good thing. A great addition to any library!

RATING: *****5 Stars *****


1 star…probably not worth your time.

2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements have been stronger.

3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers but others might find it lacking something.

4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.

5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!


“Eight-year-old Hailey loved wearing hats! She had a special hat for almost every adventure of the week! But what happens when she runs out of hats? Who will she be then?

HAILEY’S HATS celebrates one child’s imagination, while challenging ALL children to take another look in the mirror to see the fabulous person looking back at them!

***Ebook on sale now for $2.99! Softcover also available! (***

Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

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2 thoughts on “BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: The Big Sibling Getaway by Korrie Leer

  • March 4, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Sounds like a good book. I can’t relate, though. I took to my baby sister like a Cajun on crawdads.


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