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Room for the Baby

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Publisher Comments:

UH-OH!

What's a family to do when there's a baby on the way but no place to put a crib?

The big brother-to-be is worried. His mom does have a sewing room, but its every nook and cranny is stuffed with cast-off items and outgrown clothes that people have given her to recycle and reuse—some day. Now that day has come—because the new arrival will need someplace to sleep and something to wear. So the resourceful mom gets to work, making new clothes from old to outfit the baby-to-be.

Inspired by her creativity, the neighbors get involved, and soon everyone is stitching and knitting something. As the months go by and the family celebrates the Jewish holidays from Passover to Hanukkah, big brother helps his mom get ready, too. But things move slowly and he continues to worry: will there ever be room for the baby?

Review:

"'When somebody had something they didn't need anymore, they gave it to my mom,' says the son of a master seamstress. 'Everyone knew Mom would put it all to good use.' But when Mom announces at Passover that the narrator is going to be a big brother by Hanukkah — and that the baby's room will be her former sewing room — the boy wonders if his mother has met her match: 'Could Mom really use up all that stuff before the baby is born?' Unfortunately, it's hard to believe readers will care all that much, especially since the narrator's role in the resolution is minimal and the enviable sewing room is hardly a hoarder's den — how much room does a baby need, anyway? Edwards (The Hanukkah Trike) and Christy (You Are the Best Medicine) offer a sweet-natured chronicle of a mother's ingenuity and the collective joy shared by a tight-knit community at the prospect of a new arrival. But with Mom so unflappable and no displacement anxiety on the part of the boy, the narrative stakes are low and emotions remain even-keeled. Ages 3 — 6. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

MICHELLE EDWARDS is the author/editor of more than a dozen books for children, including Chicken Man, which won the National Jewish Book Award. Her first book for adults, A Knitter's Home Companion, is an illustrated collection of stories, patterns, and anecdotes. She lives in Iowa City with her family. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375870903
Author:
Edwards, Michelle
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Author:
Christy, Jana
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.29 x 8.44 x 0.34 in 0.705 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 6

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Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » New Baby

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Product details 32 pages Random House Books for Young Readers - English 9780375870903 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'When somebody had something they didn't need anymore, they gave it to my mom,' says the son of a master seamstress. 'Everyone knew Mom would put it all to good use.' But when Mom announces at Passover that the narrator is going to be a big brother by Hanukkah — and that the baby's room will be her former sewing room — the boy wonders if his mother has met her match: 'Could Mom really use up all that stuff before the baby is born?' Unfortunately, it's hard to believe readers will care all that much, especially since the narrator's role in the resolution is minimal and the enviable sewing room is hardly a hoarder's den — how much room does a baby need, anyway? Edwards (The Hanukkah Trike) and Christy (You Are the Best Medicine) offer a sweet-natured chronicle of a mother's ingenuity and the collective joy shared by a tight-knit community at the prospect of a new arrival. But with Mom so unflappable and no displacement anxiety on the part of the boy, the narrative stakes are low and emotions remain even-keeled. Ages 3 — 6. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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