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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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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 |
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 |
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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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