Library JournalKutner, a noted child psychologist and New York Times weekly columnist (``Parent and Child''), offers precisely the kind of child care book that expectant and new parents will want to read. His pragmantic and reassuring tone blends common sense, wit, and erudition. Intended to supplement rather than replace more exhaustive child care manuals and developmental guides, his book addresses both traditional and less familiar topics. He includes excellent sections on choosing a child care center for an infant, being an older parent, and introducing a new baby into a blended family. Chapters are deliberately brief with many of the practical suggestions highlighted in boxes, a format that will appeal to bleary-eyed new parents. Kutner skillfully creates a niche amidst the crowd of parenting books with this effort. Essential for all parent-child collections.-- Linda Cullum, Lake Superior State Univ. Lib., Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
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