Will It Be a Baby Brother? (Hardcover)

By Eve Bunting, Beth Spiegel (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781590784396, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010

List Price: 16.95*
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A baby is on the way. Edward's mom is having a baby and everyone is excited. There is so much to do and so many things to think about. What will the baby's name be? What will the baby wear? Most important of all—will it be a boy or a girl? Edward wants a baby brother. He waits and wonders and gets ready to fill the crib with a dump truck, wooden train, and other toys. Then the big day comes. Will Edward's mom come home with his brother or his sister in this Society of School Librarians International Honor Book?

About the Author

Eve Bunting is the author of more than two hundred books for children, including Mouse Island, Girls A-Z, and My Red Balloon. She lives in Pasadena, California.

Beth Spiegel is the illustrator of First Grade Stinks! by Barbara Bottner and Samantha Jane's Missing Smile by Julie Kaplow and Donna Pincus. She lives in Altadena, California.

Praise For Will It Be a Baby Brother?

"Sweet and simple, this joins a handful of sibling-on-the-way books . . . that traverse the same topic and extend, with great wit, beyond the new baby's arrival." --Kirkus Reviews

"In the growing 'new sibling' category, this title stands out. . . . An excellent choice for storytime or sharing in a one-on-one setting." --School Library Journal