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We Have a Baby Hardcover – August 15, 1993


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 3 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Clarion Books; Library edition (August 15, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395620384
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395620380
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 8.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,255,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Falwell ( Feast for 10 ) decks out this understated picture book in nursery-room colors--an appropriate choice, as her story prepares small children for the imminent birth of a sibling. A multiracial family welcomes a new child, the parents explaining to their firstborn what having a baby means to the family: "We have a baby! A baby to love . . . " The parents include the older child--for example, the illustration for "A baby to feed" shows the infant at the mother's breast, the child curled at her side, sipping from a straw. The cut-paper artwork has the texture of crayon drawings, adding movement to the clean, clear compositions. Both pictures and text extend to the reader the warm, cozy exchanges of these parents and their young. Ages 2-5.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Each new facet of taking care of a baby is brought out in this charming picture book. Not only are new infants exciting, they're also a big responsibility as Falwell gently reinforces. With an economy of text and simple illustrations, she describes bringing a baby home, involving a sibling in its care, and a happy family going through its routine. Soft pastel hues of pinks and salmons, purples and blues highlight the action. The themes and ideas introduced here will be best brought out in one-on-one sharing. Although children may not notice or care, Falwell's illustrations are ethnically ambiguous, and it is impossible to determine the gender of the older child. A sound addition to the large body of books about babies.
Elizabeth Hanson, Chicago Public Library
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

Cathryn Falwell is an illustrator and author of more more than 25 picture books for children. Born and raised in the midwest, she has lived on Frog Song Pond in Maine since 1996. Ms Falwell frequently visits schools, libraries and nature centers to talk with children about books, imagination and creativity. She enjoys hiking, drawing, gardening, snow-shoeing, and watching the turtles from her treehouse. You can learn more at her website: www.cathrynfalwell.com or on her blog: www.cathrynfalwell.blogspot.com

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My almost-2-year-old loved this book!
M. H. Skowronek
I also like the fact that the mom breast feeds the baby since I will be breastfeeding our new baby and so many books out there only show bottle feeding.
Cyndi B
A very sweet text, and lovely illustrations.
Kyla Boyse

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62 of 62 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 26, 2002
Format: Paperback
New-sibling books make me cringe most of the time -- they love to center on sibling jealousy, all the "negatives" of having a new baby. And then there's what I call the "bottle and crib factor" -- parents like me who breastfeed and sleep in a family bed search constantly for a collection of "books about babies" that look a little more like our family.
This book is perfect. The toddler could be either a girl or a boy. The family's race is not specific and this could well be a mixed-race family -- what I'm getting at here, is that this could be anyone's family. The baby is breastfed with the toddler cuddled in the mama's arms, having a cookie. It's all about the joy of loving and being loved by a new baby, and the toddler is included on every page, helping and being loved, beckoned, welcomed. Utterly beautiful and simple. The last page, after the text ends, shows toddler and baby cuddled together under a blanket, asleep.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By "a_mom" on April 16, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I purchased several books for our almost-two-year-old to help him understand the new baby. This is by far his favorite. The simple explanations of the baby and the family's interaction (We have a Baby. A baby to love. A baby to hold....) with the new baby are wonderful. The pictures are lovely and perfect for a small child. It was such a great book, I bought one for a friend who also has an almost-two-year-old and a new baby.
Spend the money and purchase the hardcover/library edition. It's worth it.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 1, 1999
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My son welcomed his new little sister 4 months ago. He is 2-1/2 now, and still asks for this book to be read while the other "new baby" books sit on the shelf. The illustrations and simple words are lovely and gentle. He is not distracted by the "darker" skin of the family although we are white.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 2, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book was a favorite for my granddaughter before and after her sister was born. She was 16-18 months old at the time and didn't want to have any other story read to her. She loved the photos and would imitate "loving" the baby and would kiss the baby's picture in the book when it was time to kiss the baby. We knew all the words after reading it so often. Her comment, upon finishing the story, was "read it again". The book was so worn that her mother had to recently replace it so both sisters can read it before another sibling arrives this winter. Colors and illustrations are very appealing.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer E. Burch on May 22, 2006
Format: Paperback
Finally! A family we can relate to! This is a sweet book with adorable illustrations and I love how it shows breastfeeding and co-sleeping as normal. We bought it a few months before our baby was due and my daughter wanted to read it at least once a day and she was excited about curling up with me while the new baby nursed, just like in the book. Now we read the book with the new baby and my big girl in my lap :)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By K. Williams on August 12, 2005
Format: Paperback
We just gave my two year old daughter this book and she loves it - as do I! The drawings are nice, the text simple and concise. The copy focuses on loving the baby and explains the basics of what the child will see once a new baby is home. My favorite aspects of the book are: 1) The featured family is multi-racial, which is lacking in a lot of children's literature and I think great exposure for ALL kids; 2) The older sibling and new baby are gender neutral so the book can appeal to all children; 3) Very natural images are presented of the mother breastfeeding and also cuddling BOTH the toddler and baby at the same time. These are some of the reasons I purchased the book in the first place and we were not disappointed.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By RobynCz on June 29, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Based on the positive reviews I read at Amazon.com, I bought this book and several others to help prepare my toddler for the arrival of our new baby. She got the book when she was 12 months old and it is still a favorite 6 months later. While I agree with other reviewers that this might not be the right book for an older child, I think the appealing illustrations and the simple, repetitive text are perfect for younger toddlers. In fact, it is unquestionably the best book I've seen on the subject for this age group.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 20, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is the best book I've found so far on welcoming a new baby to the home. I appreciated the multi-cultural parents, and the focus on "we" have a baby. It shows examples of the toddler involved in enjoying and caring for the sister/brother. Also, the toddler could be a girl or a boy -- as can the baby -- so it he/she is easily identifiable for the toddler. Can't imagine a better book for this topic.
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