Love The Baby

Love The Baby

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The new baby is an annoying, attention-receiving, loud nuisance, but the older sibling must pretend to love the baby, since everyone insists he must. This picture book can teach children how to be patient with and honest about their feelings of welcoming a newborn home.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 223.52 x 287.02 x 12.7mm | 249.47g
  • Pelican Publishing Co
  • Gretna, LA, United States
  • English
  • 1589803922
  • 9781589803923
  • 470,916

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"Everywhere we went, everybody told me,
'Loooove the baby!'"

"This story could well become a favorite for children who are grappling with accepting a new baby into the family."
--School Library Journal

"Steven Layne is one of our favorite teachers--and authors . . . "Love the Baby" is a clever take on sibling jealousy when a new baby comes home."
--Teaching K-8

"Layne's take on the familiar theme is sweet and direct enough even for very young children to grasp."

When Baby arrives on the scene, the new big brother's transition from only child to sibling is not an easy one. As he pretends to do what family and friends are all suggesting--love the baby--his misery mounts! But when Baby needs a hero in the night, big brother saves the day and discovers, to his great surprise, that he really does love the baby after all.

A chance meeting in 2004 led to instant friendship for Steven Layne and Ard Hoyt. Now, these experienced fathers have teamed up for a story of sibling rivalry and redemption that is both hilarious and heartwarming.
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71 ratings
4.33 out of 5 stars
5 49% (35)
4 35% (25)
3 15% (11)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
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