A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
The obvious, simple, and profound messages of love.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this beautiful, graceful book has a simple message that will make hearts tingle and kids feel special.
Is It Any Good?
Warm, simple, gentle text is set within colorful, yet subtle, illustrations, and both will pull all readers into repeated readings. Adults, more that kids, may appreciate the flat, one dimensional artwork, which is made to look like cut-paper collage against uniformly painted backgrounds. However, kids will want to cuddle up with one of the many people who love them to hear this story again and again.
Some say it takes a village to raise a child. This book shows that it also takes one to welcome a new child into the world. Parents, grandmothers and grandfathers, cousins, neighbors, and even the family dog anticipate the arrival of the baby, and each adds something to build the loving world that will surround the child when he/she comes. On one page the grandmother plants a rose, on another an aunt paints stars on the walls and ceiling, and on yet another an neighbor holds an amazing butterfly kite he has made. Each does something unique that not only anticipates the birth, but also promises a loving future together with the child.
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