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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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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 |
I thought this was a cute outlook on being an older sibling with a baby on the way. The fact that she gets so jealous makes me giggle. It gives great examples on what to do with an older child in these situations. The pecan pie humor is exceptionally sweet being from the south. ( )
  CMJohnson | Feb 26, 2014 |
the book shows a little girls reaction to getting a new baby in the family. She faces jealousy issues for fear of being replaced but learns to deal with her feelings and accept the new baby in the end. ( )
  Jordanlaine | Feb 12, 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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