Monday, July 12, 2010
Waiting for Baby: Rachel Fuller
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