2010 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – There’s Going To Be A Baby

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There’s Going To Be A Baby

  • Author: John Burningham
  • Illustrator: Helen Oxenbury
  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick (September 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763649074
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763649074
  • Suggested Price: $16.99

In a first-time creative pairing, two of the world’s most treasured picture book creators offer a truly delightful book for new-siblings-to-be.

There’s Going to Be a Baby,” realistically addresses the arrival of a baby from a sibling’s perspective. With mom being the whole world to a kid, a baby can be a traumatic experience. The text realistically addresses in Q & A style hopes, expectations, fears yet couples them with a little boy’s imaginings (just look at the expressions on his face) of what the baby will be and do comic-book style.

Smart moms and dads will find this book a solid way to introduce the topic of a new arrival months before the actual blessed event. John Burningham’s text is simple, tasteful, and expressive. Helen Oxenbury’s illustrations are wonderful, beautiful, and true to life. This real-life married couple’s collaboration is a must have for expectant parents who already have children.

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