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Waiting for Baby
     

Waiting for Baby

by Rachel Fuller
 
When you’re small, waiting for anything can seem to take a lifetime, especially when it’s a baby! There is so much to sort out for the new arrival – clothes, toys and a place to sleep. A new addition to any family is exciting, but the experience can also be worrying and confusing for siblings. Coping with the new situations and emotions that arise

Overview

When you’re small, waiting for anything can seem to take a lifetime, especially when it’s a baby! There is so much to sort out for the new arrival – clothes, toys and a place to sleep. A new addition to any family is exciting, but the experience can also be worrying and confusing for siblings. Coping with the new situations and emotions that arise can be very challenging. This series of four board books deals with the anticipation of waiting for the new baby, the excitement of the arrival itself, and the beginnings of the special relationship that develops between siblings. The simple conversational text and lively illustrations are carefully designed to encourage further dialogue between reader and child.

Editorial Reviews

Nursery Education Plus
A wonderful book to share with toddlers and young children. Waiting for the arrival of a new sibling can be an exciting and sometimes confusing time, but there is so much that needs to be done, and Mum needs some help. The pictures are colourful and the text offers questions that promote conversation, which allow the emotions of having a new baby to be explored. A lovely book to share one-to-one with your child - perfect for both early years settings and parents alike.
— Debra Barton
Readertotz blog
“The New Baby series from Child's Play is spot on accurate. … watercolors and graphite or grease pencil outlines are friendly and exuberant.”
Nursery Education Plus - Debra Barton
A wonderful book to share with toddlers and young children. Waiting for the arrival of a new sibling can be an exciting and sometimes confusing time, but there is so much that needs to be done, and Mum needs some help. The pictures are colourful and the text offers questions that promote conversation, which allow the emotions of having a new baby to be explored. A lovely book to share one-to-one with your child - perfect for both early years settings and parents alike.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The wait and then eventual arrival of a new sibling can be traumatic. In this "New Baby" series, the focus is on positive responses and active involvement of an older sibling. While waiting for the new baby, the older child asks questions, feels the baby move, helps get the new baby's room and clothes ready, and even goes on a visit to the doctor and looks at the sonogram. Once the new baby arrives, life will change, but at the moment Mom is shown snuggling with both of her children. The goal is to encourage interaction and to help young ones understand the changes that will be occurring in their lives and those of their parents. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
Kirkus Reviews
One of a fourbook series designed to help the very young prepare for new siblings, this title presents a toddlerandmother pair (the latter heavily pregnant) as they read about new babies, sort handmedowns, buy new toys, visit the obstetrician and the sonographer, speculate and wait. Throughout, the child asks questions and makes exclamations with complete enthusiasm: "How big is the baby? What does it eat? I felt it move! Is it a boy or girl?" Fuller's jolly pictures present a biracial family that thoroughly enjoys every moment together. It's a bit oversimplified, but no one can complain about the positive message it conveys, appropriately, to its baby and toddler audience. The other titles in the New Baby series are My New Baby (9781846432767), Look at Me! (9781846432781) and You and Me (9781846432774). (Board book. 18 mos.3)
School Library Journal
PreS—These four books are just right for toddlers awaiting and adjusting to the birth of a new sibling. They cover pregnancy, welcoming the baby, and learning to play and live together. One toddler visits the doctor with a pregnant mother. Another sibling "helps" feed the baby and learns to enjoy mom's attention while the infant is asleep. The multiracial families are always smiling and gentle. Colorful artwork fills each page. The writing is clear, conversational, and full of common situations. In reaction to having her hair pulled, big sister says, "Ouch! Don't do that! Why is baby laughing?" Older kids will prefer the sparkle and humor of Jonathan Shipton's Baby Baby Blah Blah Blah! (Holiday House, 2009), Barney Saltzberg's Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Baby? (Candlewick, 2005), or Emma Chichester Clark's No More Kissing! (Doubleday, 2002), but Fuller's books speak to the very young.—Amelia Jenkins, Juneau Public Library, AK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846432750
Publisher:
Child's Play-International
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
New Baby
Pages:
12
Sales rank:
78,786
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

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