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Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson

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
Tags:easy, family, African-American, k-3

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Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson



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Loved, loved, loved this book! It wasn't the words said that made this an excellent multicultural example to use in the classroom but the pictures drawn. Gia's friends were of all different ethnic backgrounds. Her aunts, uncles, and cousins were all depicted as being different races as well. A lovely story as well that some children are sure to relate to. ( )
  kesteves | Oct 27, 2015 |
Gia was young girl whose life was about to change. Her mother was pregnant and due soon with Gia’s younger brother or sister. Gia did not like the idea of the “ding-dang baby” coming. It was all anyone ever talked about when they came over or saw Gia. In school, during tea and toast parties, at dinner, and Thanksgiving all everyone kept talking about was the baby coming soon. Gia was not happy at the thought that she would have to share her mom with the new baby. After all, it had been just Gia and her mom for many years. There was one thing that Gia, her mom, and the new baby had in common, PECAN PIE. At Thanksgiving, Gia had enough of hearing everyone talk about the new baby and screamed, “I’m so sick of that DING-DANG BABY!” Her mother sent her to her room and a while later went up to talk to Gia. Her mom expressed to her that she too is going to miss their life they had before that ding-dang baby, but Gia is just going to have to tell the baby all about it. Cuddling with her mom before the first snow falls, Gia could feel the new baby jumping around and was a little bit more accepting of the baby coming. Before the baby was to come, Gia told her mom, “Let’s go down stairs and eat some dessert before that ding-dang pecan pie baby gets here!” This is a great book to read to children if they have a new sibling coming soon. Even though change was going to happen, Gia knew there was one thing in common that her, her mom, and her new brother or sister had in common, PECAN PIE. ( )
  CasieBelaire | Oct 17, 2015 |
Gia's mama is going to have a new baby soon, and Gia isn't sure she want's anything to do with that "ding dang baby"! This is a beautifully told story about the relationship between Gia, her mother, and their extended family, and of the reassurance older siblings need when a new member is added to the family. The illustrations are highly detailed and beautiful and add to the warmth and specialness of this book.
  songshu | Jul 5, 2015 |
This book is about a little girl whose mother is expecting. The little girl, Gia, is overwhelmed by the attention the baby already seems to be getting (even though it's not born yet!) and becomes increasingly upset until she explodes at Thanksgiving dinner. Her mom talks her through it, though, and she reaches acceptance and understanding.
  kather8 | Jun 4, 2015 |
Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson deals with sibling jealousy. Gia's mom is expecting a new baby, but Gia doesn't like that because the baby gets and keeps everyone's attention even when it is not born yet. Mom and Gia both love pecan pie and mom craves it more now that she is pregnant so she uses that to help create a bond between the three of them instead of just mom and Gia.
  ThisIsNotSophie | Jun 3, 2015 |
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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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