Will It Be a Baby Brother?by Eve Bunting, Beth Spiegel
A baby is on the way. Edward's mom is having a baby and everyone is excited. There is so much to do and so many things to think about. What will the baby's name be? What will the baby wear? Most important of allwill it be a boy or a girl? Edward wants a baby brother. He waits and wonders and gets ready to fill the crib with a dump truck, wooden train, and… See more details below
A baby is on the way. Edward's mom is having a baby and everyone is excited. There is so much to do and so many things to think about. What will the baby's name be? What will the baby wear? Most important of allwill it be a boy or a girl? Edward wants a baby brother. He waits and wonders and gets ready to fill the crib with a dump truck, wooden train, and other toys. Then the big day comes. Will Edward's mom come home with his brother or his sister in this Society of School Librarians International Honor Book?
Bunting, who's known for her ability to artfully explore troubling issues, touches here on a lighter topic. A new baby is imminent, and Edward knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that he wants and will have a little brother, preferably named James. Edward watches the preparations and is not pleased that all the gifts are in non-decisive yellow or white. As his parents try to persuade him that a sister might be nice, Edward is adamant: "I'll give her to Aunt Elizabeth." Meanwhile, Edward also makes ready, and he fills the crib with toy cars and a baseball mitt. But when the baby comes home, Edward's heart melts and he can't help kissing his baby sister. The watercolor hues are baby-bunting tepid, but the lines are fluid and depict family closeness. Sweet and simple, this joins a handful of sibling-on-the-way books—including But I Wanted a Baby Brother, by Kate Feiffer and illustrated by Diane Goode (2010)—that traverse the same topic and extend, with great wit, beyond the new baby's arrival. (Picture book. 2-6)
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- 10.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 2 - 6 Years
Meet the Author
Eve Bunting is the author of more than two hundred books for children, including Mouse Island, Girls A-Z, and My Red Balloon. She lives in Pasadena, California.
Beth Spiegel is the illustrator of First Grade Stinks! by Barbara Bottner and Samantha Jane's Missing Smile by Julie Kaplow and Donna Pincus. She lives in Altadena, California.
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