Margy Burns Knight
Illustrated by Anne Sibley O'Brien
Paperback, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-124-9
7½ x 8, 40 pages, color illustrations
"Beginning with its endpapers, covered with babies in their amazing variety, Welcoming Babies is a celebration of the beginning of life for humans.... Besides being an excellent multicultural title, expectant families can use this as a read-aloud. . . ."
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Everyone marvels at babies: parents, grandparents, siblings, and even babies are fascinated by other babies. Welcoming Babies shows the diverse ways we treasure new life around the world—an Igbo baby welcomed with song in Nigeria, a premature newborn soothed with touch in America, a Muslim baby fed sugar butter in Afghanistan, special gifts for new babies in Greece and in Korea, announcement cards for a new adopted sister, and celebrations everywhere. This is a lovely gift book, and in the classroom it's a wonderful springboard for discussion about traditions and culture.
Tilbury House, Publishers
103 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, Maine 04345
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