Marla Frazee, author and illustrator of the award-winning picture book The Boss Baby, delights readers anew with the release of The Bossier Baby. Boss Baby must now cope with being replaced by the arrival of a power-tripping new CEO, aka his little sister, who ruins his life while delighting the clueless “staff.”
Bossier Baby has restructured the organization and devised a new business model. Employees, parents and older siblings will empathize with the rigorous adjustment issues that a new CEO provides. Boss Baby has unceremoniously been demoted, and the Bossier Baby gets all the perks. The organic catering service (available 24/7), a personal limo and a full-time social media team.
Our hero, Boss Baby, is thrown into a cycle of stress, strain and acting out. But despite his fury and outrageous behaviors (stripping down and peeing on the neighbors’ flowers, for example), he is ignored. So, like any other American-blooded demoted employee, he gives up and sulks sullenly in the corner.
Now it is Bossier Baby’s time to shine. After all, she is CEO for a reason. With an honest ask for help, Bossier Baby woos Boss Baby back into the fold. The family’s business productivity numbers jump and all is well.
Two-time Caldecott Honor recipient Frazee blends cartoonish illustrations and fresh humor to carry the story. Even parents not toiling on Wall Street or in the corporate realm will enjoy this lighthearted take on sibling rivalry.
Billie B. Little is the Founding Director of Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, a hands-on museum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.