Sometimes getting a baby brother isn't such fantastic news, but this book helps new big siblings get excited about the new baby, while explaining both the positives and negatives of having a new baby in the family. Great for helping "big" siblings deal with the shift in family dynamics when a new baby arrives. Includes in the back a section to add a picture of the "big" and "little" siblings to make the book their own.
A baby brother is on the way! Older siblings will love this board book primer on how to receive their new addition.
Everyone is delighted that a baby brother is joining the family—but older siblings may be slightly unsure. Fortunately for them, this rhyming board book addresses what to expect: “You’ll have to take turns. Does he know how to play? No, he does not. He just gets in the way.” The text, accompanied by irresistible art from renowned illustrator Sam Williams, also explains how older kids can be role models to their new little brother: “He needs you to protect him. Teach him all that you know. Show him patience and love, he’s just starting to grow.” At the back of the book, there’s even designated space for older siblings to write about their new baby brother.
This book is a great gift for the new big brother or big sister to be! And a great gift for parents, too!
Sam Williams’s Baby Cakes has sold more than 65,000 copies!
Sheila Sweeny Higginson is an award-winning author who has worked in children’s and educational publishing for twenty years. She has written more than one hundred books for children. Sheila lives with her husband and two children in Brooklyn, New York.
Sam Williams is the author, illustrator, and designer of numerous picture books for young children. Some of the books he’s lent his talent to include the Bunny and Bee series, Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck by Lisa Westberg Peters, and Pea Pod Babies by Karen Baicker. He recently put down his paintbrushes and took up the challenge to climb Mount Blanc! Sam lives with his wife in Hertfordshire, England.