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Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award — 2010 — - United States Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal — 2010 — Winner - United States Practical Pre-School Silver Award — 2009 — Joint winner - United Kingdom
When you’re small, waiting for anything can seem to take a lifetime, especially when it’s a baby! There is so much to sort out for the new arrival. A new addition to any family is exciting, but the experience can also be worrying and confusing for siblings. Coping with the new situations and emotions that arise can be very challenging.
“These four books in the New Baby series are just right for toddlers awaiting and adjusting to the birth of a new sibling. They cover pregnancy, welcoming the baby, and learning to play and live together. … The multiracial families are always smiling and gentle. Colorful artwork fills each page. The writing is clear, conversational, and full of common situations.”—School Library Journal
A wonderful book to share with toddlers and young children. Waiting for the arrival of a new sibling can be an exciting and sometimes confusing time, but there is so much that needs to be done, and Mum needs some help. The pictures are colourful and the text offers questions that promote conversation, which allow the emotions of having a new baby to be explored. A lovely book to share one-to-one with your child - perfect for both early years settings and parents alike.—Nursery Education Plus - Debra Barton
“The New Baby series from Child's Play is spot on accurate. … watercolors and graphite or grease pencil outlines are friendly and exuberant.”—Readertotz blog
“… no one can complain about the positive message it conveys, appropriately, to its baby and toddler audience.”—Kirkus Reviews
Rachel Fuller worked for many years as a children's book designer and illustrator, before taking time off to bring up her twin sons. She is known for her colourful, bold mixed-media artwork.