Praise for The New Baby
'A wonderful activity book for a young child who is expecting a new sibling'. -- Youth Services Book Review
'It is stressful becoming a big brother and this activity book has helped me to navigate the changes that will be happening in my family soon'. -- Liam, 9, Kids Book Buzz
'An original, brilliant idea, in the form of a beautifully illustrated paperback picture book'. -- It's All About Stories
'An entirely lovely book and a perfect gift for young families'. -- My Shelves Are Full
'An adorable activity paperback created to help children make sense of what it means to become a sibling'. -- Babyology
An activity book for soon-to-be big brothers and sisters.
Introducing a young child to the idea of a new sibling can be tricky to get right. This activity book offers parents a new way of starting a conversation with their child about the baby developing in mummy’s tummy. By doodling, colouring in and engaging with the illustrations, the older sibling is invited to think and talk about themselves, and in doing so, to think about the new baby and what life might be like when it arrives: These are the names of some baby animals, what is your name? What do you think Baby’s name should be? When mummy is three months pregnant, Baby starts growing hair. What colour is your hair? Draw it here. What colour do you think Baby’s hair will be? The activities are brought alive in bright, on trend, paper cut illustrations.
The first edition of this book was received to much critical success. This revised edition includes new activities and an eye-catching new cover.
'The New Baby Activity book is perfect for preparing children to be a big brother or sister. This book has many great activities to color such as what will be baby be like and information about our family now. It is stressful becoming a big brother and this activity book has helped me to navigate the changes that will be happening in my family soon. I get to learn and read fun facts about how the baby is growing and changing every month. I also like getting to draw myself and what I think my baby sister might look like, or what kind of hair or eyes she will have. My favorite activity in the book is completing the family tree. This is a fun way to see how our family has grown and changed as time goes on. This is a great book to help kids get excited and learn how to be a better big brother or sister. I like the tips in the book, like how to hold a baby, feed the baby, and swaddle the baby in a blanket. I recommend this book for all parents to buy for the older sibling!' -- Liam, 9, Kids Book Buzz
'There are two sections I really enjoy in this book. One was all about how the sibling can help with the new baby and this includes getting a pacifier, playing peek-a-boo and pushing the stroller, to name a few. All of these suggestions are illustrations that the sibling can color. Another section explains that the baby will not be able to do many things and then asks the sibling to color the pictures of things they can do. This includes running fast, kicking a ball, coloring, and dancing. I think both of these sections are a great way to make an older sibling feel important–especially during a time when a lot of attention will be given to a new baby.
This is a wonderful activity book for a young child who is expecting a new sibling, and would work best with a new sibling maybe over the age of three'. -- Youth Services Book Review
'An original, brilliant idea, in the form of a beautifully illustrated paperback picture book, containing pages for doodling, colouring, talking about the illustrations, compiling a family tree, and to encourage talking about what the prospective big sibling was like when they were a baby. This is a perfect gift for a big sister or brother, which will prompt special moments to remember for parents and children'. -- It's All about Stories
'This book is full of super activities to do with a soon to be sibling, from colouring to drawing to making choices of clothes, food and family. A lovely way to spend time together and encourage speech and conversation about the new arrival and to allay any fears and worries. There are also developmental stages of pregnancy explained to help children understand what the new baby looks like inside mummy’s tummy. An entirely lovely book and a perfect gift for young families'. My Shelves Are Full
'This book from Cicada Books is a wonderful activity book to get your child/ children ready for a new baby'. -- Boudesign Blog
'The New Baby is an adorable activity paperback created to help children make sense of what it means to become a sibling. With humorous and colorful illustrations, children can doodle, color in and create. While the art is in play, little minds can begin to think about the ways in which life will be different once baby arrives, and about the roles of family members'. -- Babyology