Hello in There!
A Big Sister's Book of Waiting
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- Publication Date: May 7, 2013
- Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
- Trim Size: 10 x 10 1⁄2
- ISBN: 9781419703713
- Page Count: 28
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
- Rights: World English
Help your child celebrate the wonder and excitement of waiting for a new sibling to arrive in this charming picture book from the bestselling creators of the New York Times bestseller In My Heart.
A sister-to-be is so eager to step into her role 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!).
With quaint line drawings, lovely patterns, and a variety of playful flaps showing the new baby blissfully tucked away in its mama’s belly, this interactive picture book is a joyful and celebratory ode to a growing family and the perfect gift for any big-sibling-to-be.
Be warned, your child may want you to read this to her at bedtime every night before the baby arrives. When they learns to open the flaps to find the baby, you might hear, “Read it again! Read it again!”
The Growing Hearts series celebrates the milestones of a toddler’s emotional development, from conquering fears and expressing feelings to welcoming a new sibling.
*“Roussey’s whimsical, scraggly, illustrations are perfectly suited to the girl’s excitement.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Made to withstand many eager perusals as big sisters and brothers everywhere gear up for their own big days.” ―Kirkus Reviews
Read them all!
Hello in There: A Big Sister’s Book of Waiting
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings
Brave As Can Be: A Book of Courage
All My Treasures: A Book of Joy
In My Room: A Book of Creativity and Imagination
With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family
My Little Gifts: A Book of Sharing
My Tree and Me: A Book of Seasons
**STARRED REVIEW**Publishers Weekly, starred review —
"Roussey’s whimsical, scraggly, illustrations are perfectly suited to the girl’s excitement as the big day approaches."
"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.