Kristen's parents bring the new baby home from the hospital. But this baby can't be Kristen's little brother!
One night Kristen's mom goes off to the hospital to have a baby. But Dad gets lost on the way, and ends up at the zoo instead. When they get home, Kristen takes one look at the baby and says, "That's not my baby brother — it's an alligator!" So the parents go off to the zoo to find their real baby. They bring back a baby seal, a baby gorilla — but no people baby. So Kristen has to go off to the zoo and fix things herself...
This board book edition of a classic Munsch story has been revised and designed for the toddler set!
|Publisher:||Scholastic Canada Ltd|
|Product dimensions:||7.30(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 3 Years|
About the Author
ROBERT MUNSCH has written more than sixty books, including Makeup Mess, Moose! and Smelly Socks. His irreverent tales of childhood mischief, populated by diverse characters, have been loved by generations of children and their families, who have made him Canada's bestselling and best loved author. Robert lives in Guelph, Ontario.
MICHAEL MARTCHENKO's illustrations are as instantly identifiable and lovable as Robert Munsch's stories. His wild and colorful pictures add depth and even more hilarity to these picture book tales. Michael lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another weird book by Munsch.Kristen's clueless parents drive to the zoo instead of the hospital when her mom is in labor. Three times, they ignore their daughter's warnings that their son is another's, and three times they get whapped in the face by the not-a-people-baby.Finally, Kristen has to save the day, which she does in a quick and admirable way (the illustrations in the zoo are funny in and of themselves, by the way). Everybody gets their own baby back, and we're told that everything is fine from then on... until Kristen's mom had twins. (Uh-oh.)This book is so absurd, you can't not love it. I really recommend it to anybody having a second child. It's a wonderful change of pace from standard "new baby" books.
Picture Book:Another funny Robert Munsch book about a family that mistakenly goes to the zoo instead of the hospital to have a baby. They get home and realize they have an alligator baby, then a seal baby and finally a gorilla baby, until the daughter finally brings home the real baby.Personal Reaction:I really liked this book cause it is fiction with a touch of reality. It puts a funny twist to a very important day to a big brother/sister!Classroom Extension:1) I would read this book when a student is soon to have a new little brother/sister.2) I would have a discussion with the students about what other kinds of baby animals might be cool to have.
In this book, a girl's baby brother is born at the zoo and her parents keep bringing the wrong kind of baby home. Finally she sets off on her bicycle with a flashlight on her head to retrieve her brother and save the day. All mommies are reunited with their babies in the end. This book is engaging in classic Munsch/Martchenko style: zany storytelling, colorful illustrations, and the perfect balance between pattern, detail, and the unexpected. Great for reading aloud.
This is a story about a family that goes to the zoo instead of the hospital to have a baby by accident. They get home and realize they have an alligator baby, then they go back to get the right baby, but keep getting different baby animals, until the daughter finally brings home the real baby.