What to expect when your mom’s expecting.

The cutest book came in to the library this week!

First and foremost: this book is for kids — not my kids, though — and it manages to be informative, funny and easy to understand all at the same time.

Anna and Oliver e Plain their mom’s pregnancy and the new baby in a realistic manner. Their mom tells them about the baby but then they have to wait, and wait, and wait. Things get exciting when the baby starts to kick. 

After the baby comes, she isn’t the perfect little thing they expected. She has a cone head, Her skin in wrinkly and squishy and she has red bumps on her face.  Also, she makes lots of noises! The kids don’t shy away from topics like baby farts and poopie diapers either. 

They explain how to hold a baby, how to entertain a baby and how to help Mom and Dad. I wish this book had been around when I was expecting my second daughter!

I sent this book home with a teacher friend who is expecting later this month. I asked her to share it with her kids, a 2nd grader and a preschooler, and let me know what they think. I think they’ll love it.


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