Join a family of three who spend nine whole months waiting, from a frosty winter through a sun-dappled summer, until finally . . . a baby is here. A Boston Globe - Horn Book Honor RecipientAn Outstanding Science Trade Book for StudentsA Capitol Choices Noteworthy Title A soon-to-be big sister and her parents prepare for the arrival of a new baby in the family. Alternating panels depict what the family is experiencing in tandem with how the baby is growing, spanning everything from receiving the news about the new baby to the excitement of its arrival. In this pregnancy book unlike any other one out there, watch what’s actually happening through meticulously detailed, actual size illustrations, perfectly paired with a lyrical yet informative text, and culminating in a warm, joyful birth scene. Complete with backmatter that includes an elaboration on pregnancy, a list of amazing things babies can do before they’re born, and more, Miranda Paul and Caldecott Honor Artist Jason Chin deliver another spectacular nonfiction picture book. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearA Horn Book Best Book of the YearA Bank Street Best Book of the Year - Outstanding Merit
Miranda Paul is the award-winning children’s author of The Great Pasta Escape, One Plastic Bag, Water Is Water, Trainbots, and Blobfish Throws a Party. Her books range from serious nonfiction to humorous picture books and have garnered starred reviews or placement on state reading lists. During her early school days, she rode a big yellow bus about an hour each way. Her grown-up school adventures have included teaching jobs in Maryland, Pennsylvania, the Gambia, and Wisconsin. Discover how to invite her to your school at mirandapaul.com.
Jason Chin is the award-winning author of Redwoods, Coral Reefs, Gravity, and Island: A Story of the Galápagos, which was named a 2012 Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews. He is also the illustrator of the acclaimed Water is Water by Miranda Paul. His most recent book Grand Canyon received five starred reviews. Jason lives with his wife, Deirdre Gill, and their two children in Burlington, Vermont. jasonchin.net
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