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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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This story is great for a lesson on manners, behavior or culture. A teacher could use this story to allow students to make text to text, text to self, and text to world connections. The reading level is a 1.2.
  Gamino | Apr 28, 2015 |
A lot of time kids would be excited to be an older sister or an older brother, but other time some kids will feel sad about the changes of having a baby around. Often kids will feel that all the attention will be taken away from them or that they will no longer be their parents' favorite. This is a story that those kids can relate to. Pecan Pie Baby is about a little girl and her mama preparing for a newborn baby. She felt like all everyone around her ever talk about is that "ding-dang baby". She wanted it to be just her and her mama like the old times. Jacqueline Woodson name the book Pecan Pie Baby because in the book, both the girl and her mama also the baby all like pecan pie. She did it intensionally because it is something they share together. It is something they can bond over. ( )
  tramtran | Apr 22, 2015 |
This story is great for a lesson on manners, behavior or culture. A teacher could use this story to allow students to make text to text, text to self, and text to world connections. The reading level is a 1.2.
  Natoya | Apr 18, 2015 |
The mother of the main character of this book is expecting a baby. The girl is tired of hearing everyone talk about the baby. Her mother, her mother's friends, family members and even the girl's friends at school talk about the baby. The girl has a jealous fit and snaps. She later tells her mom she does not want to be replaced. The girl is comforted by her mother and finds a share interest between her mother, the baby and herself: pecan pie. I like this book because it shows real emotions a child could feel when their mother is expecting a new baby. It also shows how the older sibling will still be important and loved despite the new addition. ( )
  mferaci | Apr 9, 2015 |
Gia’s mom is expecting a new baby which Gia is not happy about at all. Everyone seems to only want to talk about the new baby and it gets to the point that Gia is sent to her room from the dinner table because she has an outburst about her jealousy. But when her mother comes to confront her, she let’s Gia know that she will miss their time together as well, and that they will have to share their stories with the new baby.
  kacieholt | Mar 28, 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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