Publication Date: July 27, 2010
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Samuel will be a big brother soon, and on Monday during show-and-tell he announces that he is having a baby. Before long, his kidergarten classmates join in the fun and by Friday, each of them is "expecting" to add a new member to the classroom family--from triplets to a beagle to a stegosaurus and even a dump truck!
But Samuel's excitment dampens as he worries about sharing his toys with the new baby, stinky diapers, and too much crying. Maybe having a baby isn't all fun and games after all.
Can Samuel's eager friends and a caring teacher help him to be ready for the big day?
MARK ELKIN is a public school teacher in San Francisco, California. He has taught in elementary classrooms for over fourteen years and is available for school visits. This is his first book.
AMY WUMMER is an award-winning children's book illustrator of over fifty titles. She received the Highlights for Children Cover of the Year award in 1998 and 2007, the 2006 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, Highlights for Children Illustrator of the Month award in October 2003 and November 2007, and was a 2002 Gold Medallion Book Award finalist..
Review, Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 2010:
"A just-right mix of sweetness and humor that is sure to strike a chord with young children expecting a baby of their own."