Penny Reeve has written a lovely story of a young girl, Madison, whose Mum is expecting a baby. Children with younger siblings will relate to this story.

Madison is not excited about this new arrival but while staying with her grandparents she learns that we are all wonderfully made, even her new little sister. The story acknowledges that having a new addition to the family may not be happy news for other children in the family. The story moves on to a place of acceptance and joy at the arrival of the new baby.

Jemima Trappel has done a great job creating illustrations that fit well with the story.

A good book to read to children who are expecting a new sibling, I particularly loved the descriptions of Madison’s lips!


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