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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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This picture book is a great reflection of a child that is expecting another sibling. Sometimes this is a concept that is very difficult for children to understand and think this book is a great resource for younger children! ( )
  Atroesch | Dec 8, 2015 |
realistic fiction, memory, new baby, worried, feelings, picture book, young child, family, siblings,
  Kassidy_Bailey | Dec 7, 2015 |
Gia's mom is having a baby and she is less than happy about it. This is a sweet look at the relationship between a mother and daughter before the arrival of ding-dang baby.

Welcoming a new sibling can be a difficult time for a child. This book would be a great way to discuss the complicated feelings a child may be having about the new baby. In the classroom this book is a wonderful addition to a preschool library where someone is always expecting a new baby brother or sister it seems. ( )
  JPEmmrich5 | Dec 4, 2015 |
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 |
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This book helps to understand how to welcome a new child to 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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