There's Going to Be a Baby

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There's Going to Be a Baby
Written by John Burningham
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763649074
ISBN-13: 9780763649074
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There's Going to Be a Baby

author: John Burningham
illustrator: Helen Oxenbury

When is the new baby coming? What will we call it? What will he do? We don’t really need a baby, do we? With sensitivity and wit, John Burningham follows the swirl of questions in the mind of a young child anticipating a baby sibling with excitement, curiosity, and just a bit of trepidation. In perfect tandem, Helen Oxenbury captures the child’s loving interactions with his mother — along with the fanciful future scenarios he imagines for the new family member he has yet to meet. Combining a warm, timeless story with illustrations both freshly enchanting and wonderfully nostalgic, this gorgeous book has all the hallmarks of a classic.

In a first-time creative pairing, two of the world’s most treasured picture book creators offer a truly delightful book for new-siblings-to-be.
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0763649074 /  9780763649074
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
2 yrs - 5 yrs
# of pages/size:
48 / 9 13/16" x 10 1/4"
grade range:
Preschool - Kindergarten
Family; Concepts; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
John Burningham, a two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, is the author-illustrator of many acclaimed picture books, including the Candlewick titles It’s a Secret and Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present. His work is also featured in the collectors’ volume John Burningham. He lives in London.
illustrator’s comments:
Helen Oxenbury, a winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal among many other awards, has illustrated such Candlewick books as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Big Momma Makes the World, Farmer Duck, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, and So Much! She is also the illustrator of Mem Fox's Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes. She lives in London.
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