Hello in There! A Big Sister's Book of Waiting
Hello in There!
A Big Sister's Book of Waiting
By Jo Witek
Illustrator Christine Roussey
  • Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
  • Publication Date: May 7, 2013
  • Price: $16.95
  • Trim Size: 10 x 10 12
  • ISBN: 1-4197-0371-4
  • EAN: 9781419703713
  • Page Count: 28
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover (Casebound Cardstock w/ Novelty)
  • Rights: World English

From the author and illustrator of the bestselling In My Heart!

This oversized interactive book is a heartfelt look at the wonder and excitement of waiting . . . and waiting . . . and waiting for a new sibling to arrive. The charming protagonist is so eager to step into her role as a big sister that she’s starting early! She sticks close to her mama so she can sing songs to her sibling-to-be (loudly, of course) and explain all the great things waiting in the outside world (cupcakes! strawberries! swimming!). Quaint line drawings and lovely patterns lend a breezy, lighthearted atmosphere to the story, and a variety of playful flaps add gentle humor, showing the new baby blissfully tucked away in its mama’s belly. A joyful and celebratory ode to the growing family for any sister- or brother-to-be.

The Growing Hearts series celebrates the milestones of a toddler’s emotional development, from conquering fears and expressing feelings to welcoming a new sibling.

Praise for Hello in There!
STARRED REVIEW
"Roussey’s whimsical, scraggly, illustrations are perfectly suited to the girl’s excitement as the big day approaches."
Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Thick and sturdy pages and flaps are made to withstand many eager perusals as big sisters and brothers everywhere gear up for their own big days."
Kirkus Reviews

"This has charming possibilities for helping a youngster to envision (and get accustomed to) the impending sibling."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

About the author

Jo Witek is an author, journalist, and screenwriter. This is her first book published in English. She lives in France. Christine Roussey is an illustrator who works with advertising agencies, newspapers, magazines, and publishers. This is her first book in English. She lives in France.