From the Publisher
Rave review in The School Librarian
"This is a very rich book in every sense. It is a beautifully observed poetic evocation of the gentle welcome into the family of a newborn baby....The writing by Caroline Binch is everything that we have come to expect from this wonderful illustrator, and then some. Her sensitive, fragile intensly observed paintings of the newborn baby are gems of warmth and delicacy....This is a gem of a picture book, to be returned to again and again. Like all classic work it speaks to all of us. It is a handy book for the Literacy Hour as well as for teaching about living things in the Science National Curriculum, but don't buy it for those reasons, but because it is a lovely, un-put-downable, life affirming picture book that will enrich your life. Buy this one, definitely." School Librarian.
About the Author
KATHY HENDERSON's award-winning picture books include The Little Boat with Patrick Benson, which was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize and won the Kurt Maschler Award; Look at Me! with Paul Howard, shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Award and commended in the Best Books for Babies list in the USA; and Lugalbanda, the boy who got caught up in a war, illustrated by Jane Ray, which won the Aesop Prize of the American Folklore Society and the Parents' Choice Gold Award. Kathy's previous books for Frances Lincoln include 15 Ways to Get Dressed, Tabby Cat's Secret and Pets, Pets, Pets.
Caroline Binch's illustrations for Hue Boy
, written by Rita Phillips Mitchell, won the Smarties Prize. She illustrated the bestselling story Amazing Grace
and several other Grace stories by Mary Hoffman. Gregory Cool
, which Caroline wrote and illustrated, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and her Since Dad Left
won the United Kingdom Book Award in 1998.
To visit Caroline's website click here
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