Praise for The New Baby
'A wonderful activity book for a young child who is expecting a new sibling'. -- Youth Services Book Review
'It is stressful becoming a big brother and this activity book has helped me to navigate the changes that will be happening in my family soon'. -- Liam, 9, Kids Book Buzz
'An original, brilliant idea, in the form of a beautifully illustrated paperback picture book'. -- It's All About Stories
'An entirely lovely book and a perfect gift for young families'. -- My Shelves Are Full
'An adorable activity paperback created to help children make sense of what it means to become a sibling'. -- Babyology
An activity book for soon-to-be big brothers and sisters.
Introducing a young child to the idea of a new sibling can be tricky to get right. This activity book offers parents a new way of starting a conversation with their child about the baby developing in mummy's tummy. By doodling, colouring in and engaging with the illustrations, the older sibling is invited to think and talk about themselves, and in doing so, to think about the new baby and what life might be like when it arrives: These are the names of some baby animals, what is your name? What do you think Baby's name should be? When mummy is three months pregnant, Baby starts growing hair. What colour is your hair? Draw it here. What colour do you think Baby's hair will be? The activities are brought alive in bright, on trend, paper cut illustrations.
The first edition of this book was received to much critical success. This revised edition includes new activities and an eye-catching new cover.
About the Author
Lie Dirkx is a Belgian illustrator whose distinctive papercut patterns are inspired by Bruno Munari and other mid-century European artists.