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Waiting for Baby Hardcover – October 15, 1998

4.4 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

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PreSchool-A book that shows the impatient waiting period before the birth of a new sibling. Max has watched his mother's stomach grow and now that nine months have passed, he's ready for the big event. "But no baby came." Starting with Sunday, each day of the week passes with slow anticipation and the child's mood changes from excitement to frustration until he decides to have fun without the baby. On Friday, Max plays with his parents, on Saturday he makes cookies with Mom and Grandma, and, when Sunday arrives again, so does the baby. "'Let's go see her!' said Max." While the boy has questions related to the baby, this book's focus is purely emotional. The characters are outlined in bold ink while solid washes of color define the background scenes. There is a simplicity of design even with the addition of sturdy flaps that grow as the days progress, allowing youngsters to see Max and his changing moods, a fun touch.
Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Harriet Zeifert has written and/or produced more than two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Honor book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, illustrated by Simms Taback. She divides her time between Maplewood, New Jersey, and Boston, Massachusetts.

Emily Bolam has illustrated several books for children. She lives in Bristol, England.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 - 7 years
  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (October 15, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805059296
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805059298
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #368,217 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It can be very difficult to find a book that discusses the "waiting" process before a new sibling arrives in a family. It is even more difficult to find a book that will keep the attention of a 2 1/2 year old. This book covers all of these obstacles and my son LOVES it!
This book discusses a boy named Max waiting for his new sibling to arrive (sister). He does all sorts of things to get the baby's attention inside his mommy's tummy. You can be creative in the way you read this book to your child ,and he/she will find even more enjoyment in the inside cover pages that show the year before the baby is born, and the year after the baby is born.
This book was worth every penny I spent for it!
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By A Customer on January 1, 2001
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I bought this book for my 2 1/2 year old nephew when we found out he is going to be a big brother (of course, the fact that his name is Max clinched the sale!). This book is his current favorite...he knows it by heart and likes to "read" it on his own or to others. The story is written in the third person, but at a level that he can understand and relate to. My nephew especailly loves to look at the pictures in the front and back cover (which depict the year leading up to the baby's birth and the year following the baby's birth) and the two pages where Max does special things with his parents (ride his bike, play ball, go on a long walk, etc.) My next purchase will be a story about living with a new baby, since this one was such a big hit!
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We're expecting our second child in a few months, and my son (3 and 1/2) loves the idea that he is going to be a "big brother." This book really highlights some of the feelings he's got -- even though our delivery is months away, not days. We especially like the pages printed on the inside-front and inside-rear covers, which show vignettes from the year in which the baby is born (including full term of pregnancy) and the year after the baby is born. Every time we sit down to read this book, we end up having a half-hour conversation about how my son is going to be such a big helper when the baby comes.
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I just bought this book for our toddler son, we're expecting a baby in a few months. But this book is pretty useless. It really just talks about all the different ways the little boy amuses himself while waiting for the baby to be born. And that's pretty much it. It could have been about him waiting for Christmas to arrive, and the book would not have been much different.
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By A Customer on April 14, 2000
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My mother gave this book to my 3 year old daughter when she started to become very impatient for her new little brother to arrive. It is a fun story about how Max deals with his frustration that his new baby sister is taking her time in being born. He even tries a little reverse psychology! My daughter loved this book, and still wants to read it even though her "new baby" brother is now 6 months old!
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We got this for our 2 year old daughter as we waited for our next daughter. She loved it. She asked to read it each night and talked about it during other times of the day. At the end of the book, the big brother gets to visit mom and baby in the hospital. Our daughter visited us in the hospital and now when she reads the book, she talks about how she visited us in the hospital just like the brother in the book. Great book!
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I bought this book for my 2 year old twins to help them understand that we're having a new baby. I loved the little boy in the story (especially the songs he sings to the baby in order to get it to come out of his mom's tummy!) and it was very well written for the audience.
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I bought this for my 2 y.o. only child. She loves looking at all the pictures and we add in that she's going to be a big sister just like the little boy in this book. I know she doesn't fully get it but this book definitely has helped.
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