Monday, July 12, 2010

Waiting for Baby: Rachel Fuller

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The New Baby series from Child's Play is spot on accurate. Waiting for Baby reads like the inquisitive stream of questions from a tot awaiting a sibling.

"How big is the baby? What does it eat?
What's the doctor doing? Does it hurt?"

All the of questions invite you to discuss the topics further. I especially appreciate the inclusion of the ultrasound, for realism, and the father and child making dinner, for thoughtfulness.

Rachel Fuller's watercolors and graphite or grease pencil outlines are friendly and exuberant. Patterned areas break up the solid blocks of color nicely.

Introduce the concept of an upcoming new baby to your totz with Waiting for Baby.

Waiting for Baby

illustrated by Rachel Fuller
Child's Play, 2009

2 comments:

Teacher007.5 said...

Hi,

Would you recommend this for a toddler classroom (one year olds)? I'm looking for more books geared for one year olds and I do have a couple students who are soon to be siblings. Thanks =)

Saba

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Absolutely, Saba! It's perfect!