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Nigel the cat and Julia the dog think they will have no use for the new baby in their house, but after awhile they realize that they have come to love her.

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The family pets tell about the new baby in the house.
  BLTSbraille | Sep 5, 2021 |
Nigel and Julia are used to living with their humans alone. Soon they see signs of a new member arriving and discover it's a baby human. They name it "Bittle," and eventually learn to love it. Bittle loves them right back and even has her first words "meow" and "woof." ( )
  MeganSchneider2 | Apr 25, 2017 |
I love how the dog is female and the cat male, reversing the stereotype. Funny. I hope every family with a new baby is lucky enough to have pets as loving and clever as these. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
“Bittle” is a story about a dog and cat welcoming their new baby home. MacLachlan took a different approach than what I am used to with the gender of the animals; Julia is the dog and Nigel is the cat. When typically, a dog is referred to as a male, and a cat as female. Bittle is the owner’s newborn baby, who Julia and Nigel aren’t too sure about. Once Bittle was home, the pets treated Bittle as if she was their new baby and they instantly fell in love with her. ( )
  cchaney | Mar 29, 2016 |
This is a cute, homorous story for any children that are about to have a new sibling. It will reassure them that even if they may think they dont like the idea or it may seem different that in the end it ends up being a huge blessing. ( )
  roxygamboa | Sep 12, 2013 |
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