The History of a Word 02/07/20
There's Going to be a Baby
Publisher: Walker Books
A mother tells her little boy that ‘there’s going to be a baby’; she wonders if the baby will grow up to be a chef or an artist or maybe work in the zoo, but the little boy doesn’t like the sound of any of this – he doesn’t think they really need the new baby…
As the seasons change and his mummy’s bump grows bigger, the little boy’s concerns change to something closer to excitement and as he goes to meet the baby for the first time, he feels ready to love his new sibling.
Oxenbury’s illustrations are both warm and stylish, perfectly complementing Burningham’s text. This charming picture book will surely be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of any family expecting a second baby and has all the makings of a future classic.