Tomie thinks that nothing could be more exciting than moving into 26 Fairmount Avenue until his mother tells him they are going to need the just-in-case room for the new baby. Tomie can't wait for his baby sister to arrive, wearing a red ribbon in her hair. But will the new baby be a boy or a girl?
As the months go by, there is plenty of fun and drama to keep Tomie busy, such as losing the part of Peter Rabbit in the school play by talking too much and starting tap dancing lessons at Miss Leah's.
Once again Tomie dePaola takes us back to his childhood and shares with readers the funny and personal moments that make us all wish we had grown up at 26 Fairmount Avenue.