PreSchool-Grade 2-A whimsical yet accurate look at many different aspects of prenatal development. Told from a pregnant woman's point of view, the lighthearted rhyming text begins, "Before you were born and with 9 months to go..." and counts down to delivery day. In the bottom left corner of each double-page spread is a thumbnail drawing of a baby along with an informational tidbit on a developmental milestone that each month brings. For example, readers learn that at seven months to go, "You were now starting to smile and frown." The facing page then focuses on one identifying event for that month such as hearing the baby's heartbeat, feeling the effects of the hiccups, or experiencing rapid weight gain. After focusing on the mother's perspective, a postcard-sized flap can be lifted to reveal the fetus, happily painting its growing nails or gleefully dancing, boom box in hand. Loose, jaunty, black-ink lines and splashy watercolors support the humorous tone of these anecdotal vignettes that are sure to garner laughs as the woman's belly grows out of proportion to her tall skinny face. Readers will enjoy the interactive nature of this energetic title.
Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI
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Not what I was expecting. Not a very helpful book for preparing toddlers for a new sibling. Very silly rather than informative. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Carly McKay
Still love this book after 7 yrs. Dont have this delivered yet it a must have book. Buying for my friend who has a two year old. My sister had this book and my kids love it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Nancy
My kid loves this book and it has cute illustrations (I don't think they're creepy) I'm using it for my toddler to help her understand my pregnancy. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Uzannesay
Great way to explain to older siblings why mommy's tummy is getting so big! Three year old sister was amazed.Published 14 months ago by Laurie Yankoski
A decent book. My three year old loves it and is fascinated, we bought it so she could follow along for baby #2. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Lili Lewis
,,,,,However I am a little disappointed that it specifically relates to kids born in a hospital, hence the 4-star rating. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Gerri DiBartolo
Great book for showing our then 3 and a half year old daughter who was growing in mommy's tummy. Very cute, not too much information.Published 21 months ago by Zoya Raysberg