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Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson
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Pecan Pie Baby (edition 2010)

by Jacqueline Woodson, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)

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Title:Pecan Pie Baby
Authors:Jacqueline Woodson
Other authors:Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
Info:Putnam Juvenile (2010), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:easy, family, African-American, k-3

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Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson

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Lovely story; wonderful illustrations!

This is a lovely story of a little girl who is not dealing well with the expectation of a new baby. Because she and her mother love pecan pie, her mother uses this as a means to bond her to the new arrival. ( )
  Whisper1 | Sep 29, 2014 |
It is a good book for a single mother to read to help with introducing a new sibling to the family. It could give an idea on connecting them all. The pictures are great. The story line could be seen as a stereotype but it is real life. ( )
  jforrest21 | Sep 28, 2014 |
This would be a great picture book to read to a child who is a) expecting a new baby sibling, or b) is struggling to adjust to the arrival of a new sibling. Especially for young children who have difficulty expressing their frustration with words, this would be a wonderful way to open up a conversation.
  JocelynPLang | Jun 8, 2014 |
An adorable story about the struggles of going from an only child with a single mother, to expecting a younger sibling. The main character is obviously not happy with the impending new addition to the family and how it is going to affect her. Rather than scolding her and trying to force excitement on her, the mother acknowledges that things will be different and finds a mutual thing for them to share. Pecan Pie becomes their special thing to bond over. I liked the realistic and humorous way that the author chooses to convey this story. ( )
  kryoung1 | Mar 11, 2014 |
Gia is not thrilled about her mother having another baby. Everyone is already talking about the baby, and it hasn't been born yet. She's afraid that when the baby comes, there won't be enough time for her. Her mother makes sure to reassure her, letting her know that she will miss their time together too.
  sbasler | Mar 11, 2014 |
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Curriculum Connection: AASL Std. 4 Pursue personal and aesthetic growth. 

4.1.5 Connect ideas to own interests and previous knowledge and experience.

Personal Connection:  Share this book with students whose mother is having a baby and the student is having a hard time with a new little one coming into the family.
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When Mama's pregnancy draws attention away from Gia, she worries that the special bond they share will disappear forever once the baby is born.

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