No Room for Baby! (Hardcover)
Kids Can Press, 9781771388412, 28pp.
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
In this endearing and cozy picture book, author and illustrator Émile Jadoul poignantly captures the worries and evolving feelings that arise when a new baby enters the family of a young child. The sweet story is told with sensitivity and gentle humor from the child's perspective, allowing young readers' understanding to grow along with Leon's, as he eventually figures out where and how a new sibling will fit into his family. The uncomplicated artwork is charming and expressive and a perfect complement to the limited text, conveying simply and realistically the emotions of the story. This book would make a wonderful starting point for a conversation about becoming a new big brother or sister, a common experience for preschoolers and kindergartners. A cozy read-aloud, it also lends itself to exploring growing up or family life, or a character education lesson on adaptability.
About the Author
E?mile Jadoul is the author and illustrator of more than seventy books for children. He completed his studies in graphic design and illustration at Belgium's School of Arts Saint-Luc de Lie?ge. E?mile lives in Belgium.
Praise For No Room for Baby!…
Parents, especially those anticipating a new baby in the household, will appreciate this sweetly humorous read-aloud.—School Library Journal