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 How to welcome a new baby (How to... (Penguin Random House))
 Author: Reagan, Jean

 Publisher:  Knopf (2022)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [26] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 741518 ISBN: 9780593430606
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Infants -- Fiction
 Family life -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $22.78

Learn how to get ready for the baby, how to make the baby laugh, and how to help Mom and Dad when things get a little topsy-turvy.

 Illustrator: Wildish, Lee

   Kirkus Reviews (12/01/21)
   Booklist (01/01/22)

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Booklist - 01/01/2022 Featuring direct address, upbeat prose, and cheerful illustrations, this how-to title offers a peppy primer of sorts for soon-to-be older siblings. Here, a family’s prepping for their baby’s arrival, and a cute, curly-haired child’s experiences showcase ways to be involved. For example, before the baby comes, you can suggest names. Then, once the baby’s home, things may be hectic, so you can help parents with bathtime or reading bedtime stories. And, as the baby grows, there are “some things only you can teach”—like high-fiving or pointing out that ladybugs and leaves are intriguing (but not for eating). Ultimately, there may be changes and challenges when a baby arrives, but from playtime to shared affection, there are also joys, for big sibs and younger ones. The lively, full-color artwork depicts a cozy multiracial family together in many familiar situations, with plenty of humorous background detail adding character. Both supportive and encouraging, this is an entertaining approach to introducing some facets of having a new baby in the family, while highlighting both the responsibilities and the rewards of being and having a sibling. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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