A new baby is on the way! What will he be like? This family of five children all have their own ideas about the new baby – will he be a pirate or painter? A scientist or a dreamer? But there’s one thing they haven’t thought of… Beautifully illustrated by Hoda Haddadi, this book follows a family of five siblings as they imagine what their new baby brother will be like. Each child projects their own ideas and fantasies onto the new baby. All they know is that he’ll be just like them! But they are in for a bit of a surprise…. A beautiful picture book that celebrates individuality and imagination. Additional ideas for art and collage activities included to help prepare for a new sibling.
This joyful picture book beautifully celebrates the birth of a child and highlights the importance of recognising everyone’s unique qualities and interests...The charming collage illustrations are full of detail, creating a warm, imaginative setting for this delightful tale. – Book Trust
This is a lovely celebration of the way a whole family prepares for the birth of a sibling. There are interesting ideas for art and collage activities included to help children prepare for a new sibling. An ideal book for families with a new baby on the way... – Parents in Touch
Each of us is different; our aspirations should not be limited according to our gender. No matter whether we are a boy or a girl the world’s opportunities should be open to all of us. This is the message that comes through in this unusual take on the ‘new sibling in the family’ story by debut author Christine Kidney. Hoda Haddadi’s spirited collage illustrations are a wonderful embodiment of children’s boundless imaginations and bring a joyful sense of eager anticipation to each spread until the baby appears. – Red Reading Hub