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Written by Hayley Barrett & illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
Published by Candlewick Press
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What's Babymoon About

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In a perfect gift for new and expectant parents (and siblings), a gentle story pays tribute to the wonder and emotion of a family’s first quiet days with a newborn. The house is hushed. The lights are low. We’re basking in a newborn glow. Inside the cozy house, a baby has arrived! The world is eager to meet the newcomer, but there will be time enough for that later. Right now, the family is on its babymoon: cocooning, connecting, learning, and muddling through each new concern. While the term “babymoon” is often used to refer to a parents’ getaway before the birth of a child, it was originally coined by midwives to describe days like these: at home with a newborn, with the world held at bay and the wonder of a new family constellation unfolding. Paired with warm and winsome illustrations by Juana Martinez-Neal, Hayley Barrett’s lyrical ode to these tender first days will resonate with new families everywhere.

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
6.0 / 7.0

The perfect gift for expectant and new parents! The illustrations are simply gorgeous, and feature ethnic parents, homey scenes and delightful details (droopy flowers, half-eaten cookies and cookie crumbs on the floor and a mother that’s realistically curvy for having a newborn baby). The sentiments expressed are ones new parents will absolutely relate to and are captured in soothing verse.

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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
5.5 / 7.0
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5.0 / 7.0

This is a fun book for little families that are expanding or for little ones that are just curious about life with newborn babies. The story is very sweet and loving, with equally fun and sweet illustrations. The story is sure to make anybody ponder on the joys- and forget the struggles- of welcoming newborns into the family.

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Who Wrote Babymoon

Hayley Barrett
Hayley Barrett
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Who Illustrated Babymoon

Juana Martinez-Neal
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