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There's Going to Be a Baby by John…

There's Going to Be a Baby (2010)

by John Burningham

Other authors: Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)

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New babies bring so many questions including, "When is the baby coming?', "What will we call it?", "What will the baby do?". This is a great book for using text connections and especially text to self for children that have younger siblings or are awaiting the arrival of one.
  JaniceBrody | Jul 27, 2017 |
A young boy learns his mother is pregnant and he is all too excited for the baby to arrive. He has many questions to ask his mother which is a good book for children who are older siblings and were around when someone they knew or their mother was having another baby.
  avianuhhh | Jun 5, 2017 |
This book explains how a child feels about their mother having another baby and the fears they might have about the way they live changing. Best for kids 3-5 years old. ( )
  MeganMcCullough | Dec 1, 2016 |
Impulse grab at the library because Oxenbury! ?Too bad mom wears heels even when heavily pregnant, and too bad there's no dad around (but grandad is involved), but otherwise a charming book.

?áLonger than most with this theme, which is well-done because an expectant sibling is not going to get used to the idea of a baby in just a few minutes. ?áThis book has a lot of interest, a lot of re-read value. ?áI can also easily imagine the older sibling reading this to the baby after it's born. ?áThe wordless graphic-story sequences are so funny and I would love to hear the big brother making up the words for his little brother or sister. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
A story about a new baby in the family.
  Karen_Curtis_Wood | Mar 15, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763649074, Hardcover)

In a first-time creative pairing, two of the world’s most treasured picture book creators offer a truly delightful book for new-siblings-to-be.

When is the new baby coming? What will we call it? What will he do? We don’t really need a baby, do we? With sensitivity and wit, John Burningham follows the swirl of questions in the mind of a young child anticipating a baby sibling with excitement, curiosity, and just a bit of trepidation. In perfect tandem, Helen Oxenbury captures the child’s loving interactions with his mother — along with the fanciful future scenarios he imagines for the new family member he has yet to meet. Combining a warm, timeless story with illustrations both freshly enchanting and wonderfully nostalgic, this gorgeous book has all the hallmarks of a classic.

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A young boy imagines what life will be like when his new sibling arrives.

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