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Not what I expected it to be...
on November 3, 2013
I purchased this book for my 3 year old son, who will be becoming a big brother next month. Even though he understands a baby is coming and is excited about it, I thought a couple books would be fun for him to learn more. I've always been a Berenstain Bears fan, so I really wanted this one over other sibling books.
This story didn't focus as much on the aspect of the new baby - rather, it talked about Brother Bear (called Small Bear in this book, which was confusing) getting too big for his bed. Papa Bear makes him a new one so that the smaller bed can go to the new baby. Brother doesn't learn about the new baby until the day she arrives, so don't expect this story to be one that will prepare or excite your older child about a baby on the way.
It's a cute story and I like the illustrations, but it's just not a good one to prepare a young child on becoming a big sibling.