Now We Have a Baby

Now We Have a Baby

by Jane Massey
     
 

There's a new baby in the family—but what does that mean for an older child?

This amusing and affirming book enables a grown-up and child to share together the excitement, bewilderment, and possible problems associated with having a new baby in the house. It brings a positive message of how love and patience build a family. Simply worded and

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There's a new baby in the family—but what does that mean for an older child?

This amusing and affirming book enables a grown-up and child to share together the excitement, bewilderment, and possible problems associated with having a new baby in the house. It brings a positive message of how love and patience build a family. Simply worded and attractively illustrated, this book is perfect for even the youngest child to sit and think with.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Rock (A Child's First Book of Prayers) offers words of wisdom for youngsters facing two watershed events: the birth of a sibling and the death of a loved one. She's well served by the very different styles of her two illustrators in these paper-over-board volumes. In Now We Have a Baby, she directly and succinctly mirrors children's emotions in single sentences. "Sometimes you can feel left out," the author acknowledges, while Massey (the Touch & Fit series), working in comforting, velvety pastels and simple shapes, portrays a preschooler sitting by himself on a staircase, looking wistful. But the second half assures readers that their love teaches an infant important skills (smiling, sharing) and helps make "a baby part of our family, for a family is love." When Good-Bye Is Forever takes a much different approach-the success of which may depend on readers' religious upbringing. After reminding youngsters that life is filled with good-byes, Rock addresses the finality of death with analogy ("Sometimes death comes unexpectedly, like a frost that kills the spring flowers"), homespun philosophy ("Into the empty space of good-bye will come the memories of happy times") and faith-based language ("Loved ones who die pass on to a new beginning... We call that place heaven, where God makes all things new"). The author's earnestness is never in doubt, but the book is little more than a laundry list of homilies. It's the contemplative, stylized realism of Moxley's (Elephant Dance) artwork that shapes the pages into a cohesive whole, eloquently conveying a mood of loss, longing and acceptance. Ages 2-5; Forever 3-8. (Nov. 2004) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745963457
Publisher:
Lion Hudson
Publication date:
10/01/2014
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,443,166
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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