A few weeks back I posted about Waiting for Baby. Of course the day will come when your totz will appreciate My New Baby. :~)
Here's the logical follow up and joyful help as your new baby arrives in your home. The text captures the wonder and happiness of a tot welcoming a sibling.
"My baby smells nice. Soft and warm.
Presents for the new baby! Is this for me?
Why does the baby always have milk?"
True to a child, voice is given to the observations and questions which naturally arise with a new baby in the family. The closing is particularly comforting:
"Sleep well! You're part of my family now.
Baby's fast asleep. Time for my story!"
In keeping with Waiting for Baby, illustrator Rachel Fuller uses fun texture swatches to accompany her watercolor and varied black outlines. The addition brings a vibrancy to the spreads.
Enjoy this board book with your tot now and possibly your new baby in the future. "This is what it was like when you were born..."
My New Baby
illustrated by Rachel Fuller
Child's Play, 2009