50,000 copies sold!
New Edition! Welcoming Babies draws from experiences around the world to show the diverse ways in which the human family welcomes new life.
This redesigned edition features updated content and new backmatter with additional ways of welcoming babies around the world.
It’s a powerful concept, exploring the routines and rituals of a child’s first year in diverse cultures and traditions and introducing readers to babies from tiny Luke, who is spending his first days of life in an incubator, to Kasa, who is being introduced to the sunrise by her grandmother. Nontraditional familiesbiracial, adoptive, and single-parentare included. The ways in which babies are welcomed into the world are wonderfully varied yet strikingly kindred. Welcoming Babies is equally appropriate as a gift to new parents or grandparents and a read-aloud for babies.
Lexile Level 990; F&P Level O
|Publisher:||Tilbury House Publishers|
|Edition description:||2nd Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
MARGY BURNS KNIGHT received the National Education Association’s Author-Illustrator
Human & Civil Rights Award for her work with Anne Sibley O’Brien and the
Children’s Africana Book Award for Africa Is Not a
Country. She is the author of Talking
Walls, which has sold more than 200,000 copies. She writes a blog, “Discover Your World,” and is a Service Learning Coordinator, an English teacher, and a Peace Corps veteran.
ANNE SIBLEY O’BRIEN has illustrated 31 books, including Talking Walls, and is the author and illustrator of the picture book
I’m New Here and the graphic novel The
Legend of Hong Kil Dong. Annie’s passion for multiracial,
multicultural, and global subjects grew out of her experience of being raised bilingual and bicultural in South Korea as the daughter of medical missionaries. She writes the column “The Illustrator’s Perspective” for the Bulletin of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and a blog,
“Coloring Between the Lines.”
The mother of two grown children, she lives with her husband on an island in Maine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is a lovely one to read with children. It's also a wonderful reminder of the honor and joy of welcoming babies.
As an early childhood education teacher I found this book to be fascinating. It is a great way to bring the cultures, traditions and religions of all children and families into the classroom without going overboard. The text is simple enough for very young children, but fascinating enough to keep the older children's attention. I would recommend this book to anyone.