Now We Have a Baby

Now We Have a Baby

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by Lois Rock
     
 

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This amusing and affirming book enables a grown up and child together to share 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.See more details below

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This amusing and affirming book enables a grown up and child together to share 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.

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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:
9780745967714
Publisher:
Lion Hudson
Publication date:
01/23/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
2 - 6 Years

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