We Just Had a Baby

illus. by Amélie Graux. 32p. Capstone. Mar. 2016. Tr $14.95. ISBN 9781623706036.
PreS-Gr 2—A fun and precious book about the important job of being a new big brother. A new baby in a family is always exciting, but what if you are brand-new at being an older brother and having this baby was "not your idea"? Krensky and Graux skillfully pair rich text with smooth and clear illustrations to show how a young boy reacts to his new baby sister. Young readers with baby siblings will readily identify with the main character's trepidation about this new little person as it soon gives way to acceptance and excitement. Especially sweet are the ways in which the role of an older sibling is shown to be important in the baby's development. After all, as this baby grows up, her older brother has "big plans" for them. This is a great book for younger readers and will be relevant as many of them share the experience of getting a new baby brother or sister.
VERDICT This title is excellent for storytime or lessons about family and is recommended as a first purchase.

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