The BIG Baby Book by Guido van Genechten

Help your pre-school age son celebrate becoming a big brother in a fun way. The BIG Baby Book finds Josh rubbing his mother’s pregnant belly. He wants to know if everybody comes into the world as a small baby. His mom tells him all about different animal babies and how some are naked, some are hairy, some lie down, while some stand up right away, and more. At the end, the reader sees that Josh used to be a small baby too, but now he’s a big brother.

What a wonderful way to help your child accept a new or soon-to-be sibling. This touching, beautifully illustrated book shares the change of going from being a small baby to becoming a big brother in a non-threatening and delightful way. I think it’s wise of van Genechten to use animals as the focus instead of humans, as this not only teaches the reader something about nature, it allows him to see the issue from a distance and then relay it back to himself and the upcoming changes in his own life.

This would be the perfect gift for a family welcoming a second child.

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  • Publisher:Clavis Publishing
  • ISBN-10:1605370797
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605370798
  • SRP:  $12.95

What Is That Thing? by Kevin McNamee


A sweet and funny story of becoming a big sister is what you’ll find in What Is That Thing? . Jenna’s not too sure about the newest family member, so she decides to use her imagination to help adjust to being a big sister.

In this delightful new story from talented poet and writer, Kevin McNamee, we see him doing what he does best–create a story that youngsters will love. Becoming a big sister for the first time can be very scary, but Jenna makes it easier by using her imagination to ask “What is that thing?” Is it an alien from outer space? Is it a strange and smelly creature? Maybe it’s a mysterious roaring animal.

The artwork by K.C. Snider is absolutely wonderful. From mom the space alien with kitchen utensils sticking out of her head to Jungle Jenna swinging on the vines, her illustrations will capture the hearts of young readers who really want to now how Jenna feels.

 What Is That Thing? would make a perfect gift for the little girl who is going to be a big sister soon.

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher:Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc
  • ISBN-10:1616331410
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616331412
  • SRP:  $9.95

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