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The whole family can participate in loving and caring for the new baby.
About the Author
Cathryn Falwell received a BFA degree in printmaking from the University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts. After launching a graphic design business and then a family, she began to write and illustrate children's books, something she'd wanted to do since second grade. Ms. Falwell lives in Gorham, Maine.
"Clearly designed to help a toddler accept a new brother or sister, this pastel-colored picture book, with minimal text and simple illustrations, celebrates having a new baby in the family. The small child is a big part of every picture. Double-paged spreads with large, clear shapes show the smiling parents and child together, looking at the baby, touching it, holding it, feeding it, washing it. . . . The softly textured illustrations and the rhythm of the few plain words together express the physicalness of the experience." Booklist, ALA
"An inviting concept book that should find a warm welcome in many newly expanded families." Kirkus Reviews
"Each new facet of taking care of a baby is brought out in this charming picture book. not only are new infants exciting, they're also a big responsibility as Falwell gently reinforces. With an economy of text and simple illustrations, she describes bringing a baby home, involving a sibling in its care, and a happy family going through its routine. Soft pastel hues of pinks and salmons, purples and blues highlight the action. . . . A sound addition to the large body of books about babies." School Library Journal