Age 3 and over
When a new baby arrives on the scene, every one is happy. Mum and Dad are over the moon, Granny has gone completely gaga--in fact anyone would think that that squishy, boring squawking little thing that everyone is suddenly so fond of is the best thing in the world. But of course, it isn't. And no matter how hard they try to say that being a "big" is a good thing, you know deep down that it really isn't and that the only thing that matters is being very small indeed...
Hi, New Baby talks to children about what happens when a new sibling arrives on the scene and explores the thoughts and feelings of an older child as she gets to grips with this latest intrusion on her life.
Nice touches (a delightfully wrinkled little nose the first time our young heroine sniffs a dirty nappy, the sheer horror at the amount of noise this new bundle can make) add to the realism of this attractive book, with its life-like illustrations and down-to-earth attitude, and the unusual use of the father's voice reminding the child how she felt when the baby just arrived adds to the warmth.
Families faced with the arrival of a new baby could do much worse than pick up a copy of this book. --Susan Harrison
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"An ideal book for a pregnant mum to read with her toddler." The Times on Happy Birth Day!