From the author and illustrator of the bestselling In My Heart, this oversized interactive book is a heartfelt look at the wonder and excitement of waiting... and waiting... and waiting for a new sibling to arrive. The charming protagonist is so eager to step into her role as a big sister that she's starting early! She sticks close to her mama so she can sing songs to her sibling-to-be (loudly, of course) and explain all the great things waiting in the outside world (cupcakes! strawberries! swimming!).
Quaint line drawings and lovely patterns lend a breezy, lighthearted atmosphere to the story, and a variety of playful flaps add gentle humor, showing the new baby blissfully tucked away in its mama's belly. A joyful and celebratory ode to the growing family for any sister- or brother-to-be.
"In a helpful counterpoint to the many stories about sibling displacement, Witek and Roussey introduce a girl who’s thrilled about her soon-to-be-sibling.... While the girl wonders about the unborn babe and anticipates spending time together, readers can lift increasingly large flaps on Mom’s growing belly, watching the development of the contented baby inside. Roussey’s whimsical, scraggly illustrations are perfectly suited to the girl’s excitement as the big day approaches." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||3 - 6|
|Publication Date||May 7, 2013|
|Publisher||Harry N. Abrams|