Since the Baby Came: A Sibling's Learning-to-Love Story in 16 Poems
Illustrated By: Janet Samuel
Stock No: WW577684
Since the Baby Came: A Sibling's Learning-to-Love Story in 16 Poems  -     By: Kathleen Long Bostrom
    Illustrated By: Janet Samuel

Since the Baby Came: A Sibling's Learning-to-Love Story in 16 Poems

Illustrated By: Janet Samuel
WaterBrook / 2023 / Hardcover

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Since the Baby Came: A Sibling's Learning-to-Love Story in 16 Poems by Katleen Long Bostrom, and illustrator, Janet Samuel, Welcoming a new baby into the family can be filled with many different emotions-from surprise, and confusion to feelings of jealousy and neglect. This playful story-in-verse will introduce kids to fun forms of poetry, while acknowledging the twists and turns that come with a new baby.

  • Look out! It's a diaper volcano!
  • Forgive me for being abrupt.
  • There isn't much time to explain-OH!
  • That thing is about to erupt!

Hardcover, 40 pages. Recommended for ages 3 to 7 years old.

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Title: Since the Baby Came: A Sibling's Learning-to-Love Story in 16 Poems
By: Kathleen Long Bostrom
Illustrated By: Janet Samuel
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 40
Vendor: WaterBrook
Publication Date: 2023
Dimensions: 8.50 X 8.50 (inches)
Weight: 10 ounces
ISBN: 059357768X
ISBN-13: 9780593577684
Ages: 3-7
Stock No: WW577684

Publisher's Description

This charming, playful story-in-verse introduces children to a variety of different poetic forms while walking them through all the twists and turns of welcoming a new baby into the family.

Mama is having a baby.
Everything’s starting to change.
God, can you tell me what happened?
Life is becoming so strange.

Since the Baby Came offers a unique take on a timeless topic. The heartfelt and humorous drama unfolds completely in verse, addressing the full range of emotions a young child experiences when a new baby joins the family—from surprise and confusion to feelings of neglect and jealousy to wholehearted tenderness and affection. The book also introduces young children to the playfulness and fun of various forms of poetry, from senryu to villanelle. 

Look out! It’s a diaper volcano!
Forgive me for being abrupt.
There isn’t much time to explain—OH!
That thing is about to erupt!

Author Bio

Kathleen Long Bostrom is an award-winning author of over fifty books for children. Her books are published in over twenty languages. She is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA) who now writes full time. As a middle child, Kathy was both the new baby and the older sister who later became a mother of three herself. She knows whereof she rhymes!

Janet Samuel is an illustrator who lives in a small town in Wales with her daughter, Alice, and scruffy terrier, Tilly. Janet has illustrated books for many publishers, including Macmillan, Usbourne, Little Tiger Press, Scholastic, and Lion Hudson. She is happiest with a pencil or paintbrush in hand.

Editorial Reviews

"This book gently validates the emotions children experience when a new sibling arrives and offers assurance that all will be well."School Library Journal

"Samuel’s unlined renderings . . . have a luminous softness that suits [Bostrom’s] combination of playfulness and loving kindness."Publishers Weekly

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