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My New Baby

My New Baby

Book rating: 05 Board book New Baby

Illustrated by Rachel Fuller

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  • Publisher: Child's Play (International) Ltd
  • Format: Board book | 12 pages
  • Dimensions: 206mm x 208mm x 10mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Swindon
  • ISBN 10: 1846432766
  • ISBN 13: 9781846432767
  • Illustrations note: 12 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 68

Product description

There is so much to find out when a baby is born! What does it smell like, and when will it walk? When does it sleep, and what does it like to eat? A new addition to any family is exciting, but the experience can alsobe 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.

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By Jane 19 May 2014 4

Simple book, prob too simple for my 2.5 year old but good for younger ones.

By Eva Castells 25 Sep 2013 5

I strongly recommend this book. We are Spanish and I want my little boy to learn English as soon as possible. At the same time, I was pregnant of my daugther and I found this book really cute to explain my child what was going on (I bought the complete collection).

By janice 26 May 2013 5

My 2 year old daughter loves this book and will have us read it to her a few times a day. Unlike many of her other books that are about animals she can relate to all the pictures - eating, bathing, changing clothes, going for walks and story time which is why I think she likes it so much.

I think this book good for preparing my daughter for her new sibling because the children in the pictures could be either sex so we can address them to suit our situation.

There are pictures showing baby nursing while older sibling eats, being carried while older sibling walks and words that remind me to explain why this is. Baby is also shown crying and sleeping a lot. In each picture older sibling is included in the action and in one page shown as helping wash the baby. The last two pages shows older sibling touching baby who has fallen asleep and then in the final page older sibling gets parents all to herself.

By Fiona Cahill 01 Sep 2011 5

I have purchased a couple of books for my toddler to help prepare him for his new sibling. This book is our favourite.
It has big, bright illustrations, a very simple storyline, and every page has something that my son can relate to. I really like that the baby is gender neutral, as we don't know what we are having yet.

I think this is a great book for a young toddler. My son is 20 months old, so I found this simple ideas in this book are perfect for him. I am still not sure if he fully understands that there is a new baby on the way, but we read this book every day now, and he seems to be getting it a bit more.

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A toddler observes and asks questions about the new baby in this story, part of a series designed to help new siblings adjust. "Why does the baby always have milk?" the toddler wonders as her mother breastfeeds. The child's constant smiles, even when things get a little rough ("Why is Baby crying? Can we make it stop?"), and the cozy family home are in keeping with the book's positive focus. Also available: Waiting for Baby , You and Me , and Look at Me! Up to age 3. Publishers Weekly 20100201 Anticipating an addition to the family is both exciting and daunting for young children so this sensitive story was most welcome. It is part of a series - Waiting for Baby, You and Me and Look at Me - and stimulated much discussion about the different emotions, both pleasing and anxious, associated with a new arrival. It encouraged a very quiet and shy pupil to contribute and share her family secret! Carousel 20100401 "These four books in the New Baby series 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. ... The multiracial families are always smiling and gentle. Colorful artwork fills each page. The writing is clear, conversational, and full of common situations." School Library Journal 20110401 "The New Baby series from Child's Play is spot on accurate. ... watercolors and graphite or grease pencil outlines are friendly and exuberant." javascript:EditTextDlgSubmit() Readertotz blog 20110401 "The child's constant smiles, even when things get a little rough ('Why is Baby crying? Can we make it stop?'), and the cozy family home are in keeping with the book's positive focus." Publishers Weekly 20110401