Sunday, July 13, 2008

Preview: Books for Expectant Siblings

Today I was organizing my bookshelves and realized that there have been a lot of books published this year for siblings, "expectant" or "new" siblings in particular. So, I'm going to spend the week giving you some recommendations for books that you can share with your child if he/she is expecting a baby brother or sister.

To get you started, check out two books I've already reviewed this year.

First, Barbara Park's quirky and fun book, Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here! A Word from your Baby-in-Waiting , told from the point of view of a baby in utero will leave you and your child laughing, especially as you visualize the baby paddling in a canoe and playing peek-a-boo with him/herself.

Read my full review here.

Next, here's a great book for all brothers and sisters...not just expectant ones. Sisters and Brothers: Sibling Relationships in the Animal World by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page presents all kinds of information and fun facts about animal siblings.

The splendid cut-and-torn paper collage illustrations are reason enough to buy the book.

Read my full review here.

Oh and FYI for Jenkins and Page fans, they have a new nonfiction picture book coming out in October called How Many Ways Can you Catch a Fly? I can't wait.

Be sure to check back this week for four more books to help you prep your child for a new arrival!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds interesting, looks like they have some simple psycology for parents with siblings could be useful, thanks for share.