I think that We Just Had a Baby by Stephen Krensky, illustrated by Amelie Graux, is an appropriate book to kick off the new year since I did just have a baby. Actually, my baby was born a few weeks early, in early October of 2015, and she is now already 3 months old. Time flies so fast!
We Just Had a Baby is a fun book about a young boy who welcomes a young baby girl into his family. The illustrations are pencil and gave a delightful cartoonish look to the young boy and his newborn sister.
My older daughter, who is almost 4, enjoyed reading the book with me because she could relate so much to the feelings the unnamed boy has in the book. The boy expresses his surprise that the baby is so small. He expresses his feelings of delight that his smiles cause her to smile; he also notices that when he frowns it makes his baby sister look scared, so he wants to smile more!
Like the boy, Strawberry thought it took a long time for the baby to come. Like the boy, she thought the baby was a lot smaller than she expected. Like the boy, she has enjoyed seeing her baby sister grow.
We Just Had a Baby is a solid addition to the “new sibling” shelf!
Note: I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher for review consideration.