Thursday, March 23, 2017

Ready, Set...Baby! by Elizabeth Rusch - ESSENTIAL

Rusch, Elizabeth Ready, Set...Baby! illustrated by Qin Leng. PICTURE BOOK. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. $17.99. Content: G. 

Anna and Oliver are siblings and experts on new babies, because their mom just had one! This handy 'how-to' book is aimed at helping other kids out when they are getting a new baby in their home. They go over the waiting for baby to arrive, diapering, holding the baby, and all sorts of other great stuff. By the end, they explain that eventually the baby won't seem new at all--just another member of the family! 

This is a fantastic book in its approach to a new baby. The narrators and illustrations are incredibly personable and approachable. The text is written in a way that kids will really connect with, and the topics covered seem to hit all the bases that older kids would want to know about. I think this book will be a big hit with parents and kids who are trying to prepare for the changes that come with a new baby.

Pre-K, EL (K-3), EL--ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: TC

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