Smith, Maggie. My Blue Bunny, Bubbit. Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), $16.99. Content: G. PICTURE BOOK.
A little girl has a special blue bunny that her grandmother sewed for her when she was just a baby. Now the little girl’s parents are having a new baby and both the girl and the bunny aren’t too sure about it. Luckily, Nonni (grandmother) comes to stay and together they sew a special elephant for her new baby brother. Then Nonni tells her that she will be a super big sister. This is a book to help young children prepare for the arrival of a new sibling. I particularly liked the idea of making something special for the new baby. Readers (and parents) looking for bunny and elephant patterns from the book can find them at www.hmhbooks.com/bubbit.
Pre-K, K-3: ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Samantha Hastings, MA, MLS.