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Where Did That Baby Come From? Hardcover – March 1, 2005

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PreSchool-Grade 3–Replete with boisterous and colorful illustrations of a loving, though slightly disheveled tiger family, this is a rhyming tale of a confused child's initial aversion to and eventual acceptance of the newcomer. Upon the arrival of a new sibling that seems only to leak and squeak, a young tiger asks reasonably, "Where did that baby come from?/And can we take it back?" Curious about the infant's origins, the young feline wonders if the pest came from a store, was sprouted out of a seed, got picked up by mistake at the zoo, etc. Perhaps it came from outer space. The infant is shown on a full spread, wailing alone on a distant planet. This image apparently causes a change of heart as the older sibling becomes a concerned caregiver. "Oh, baby, please don't weep./I'll keep you warm, and safe from harm,/and help you fall asleep." While some of the illustrations are nearly overwhelming with busy scenes and borders, they reflect the chaos of the familial situation. Although there are a number of books about new siblings, this funny and rhythmic perspective is worth a look.–Piper L. Nyman, formerly at Fairfield Civic Center Library, CA
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PreS-Gr. 2. The title question, poised above a picture of a grumpy-looking tiger cub, signifies an older sibling's bewilderment at the arrival of a new, highly annoying usurper. Gliori's familiar story in rhyme speaks for every child who has a new brother or sister, as the toddler cub muses over where this messy, loud infant came from: "Did it float out of the sky?" "Did you buy it in a store? . . . Please don't buy any more!" Even as the cub's ruminations grow more outrageous (as in baby from outer space), the jubilant, comical double-page spreads hint at a happy ending. Connie Fletcher
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books; 1 edition (March 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152053735
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152053734
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 0.4 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,213,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Sack VINE VOICE on April 8, 2005
Format: Hardcover
The main character in the story a cute tiger cub. He has just gotten a new baby in his house. He wants to know where it came from so he can take it back. He's upset by all the attention it gets. He also says all it does is cry, pee and poop, and spit up! He's had it with this baby. That is until one day when the baby is crying and he goes over to it to try and calm it down. The baby smiles at him and he starts to like the baby.

The pictures were fun to look at. The story moved at a fast pace as well.

We would recommend this book to families who are getting ready to have babies. This would make a great story to read and discuss with young children about the way they feel about having a new baby in the home.
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By Erika Mcnamara on August 17, 2009
Format: Hardcover
While this particular order did not arrive (lost in the mail apparently), I bought it because we already own a copy and I knew it would be a great gift for a new big brother. The book is a story about an older sibling who keeps asking the parents questions about where the baby came from and whether they can send it back. Of course at the end he realizes he loves the baby. It's not deep, but the rhyming text interests preschoolers and will provide some giggles. There is a little bit of potty humor "Did you build it from a kit? All it can do is pee and poo is there a missing bit?" but if the parents are relaxed about it, a four year old will find it hysterical. The pictures are adorable and the text is hilarious from an adults perspective. It's as much a gift for the new parents as for the child.
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This is by far the best book for older siblings who are about to have a new baby in their house. Great pictures and wonderful text make it a fun read, and it really touches your heartstrings. Especially the part when the older sibling helps comfort the baby, I see it so much now between my two kids. I highly recommend this book to anyone is about to go from 1 to 2. My son still wants me to read it to him and his sister is almost a year and a half.
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A delightful tale of the experiences of a new sibling. The older child thinks of all the ways to send the new baby back but in the end realizes that a baby is not such a terrible thing to have around the house! A nice book to share with a new older brother/sister.
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