The Very Tiny Baby

The Very Tiny Baby

by Sylvie Kantorovitz


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What happens when a baby comes too early?

Jacob is not sure he's happy about the new baby. When his new sibling is born prematurely, Jacob discovers a terrible secret: adults can be scared, too. While he has his grandma and his faithful teddy bear, Bob, with him at home while his parents are at the hospital, he still feels alone and full of questions that his Grandma can't answer.

Portraying the range of emotions older siblings often have about a new baby, including fear, anger, and resentment, The Very Tiny Baby also touches on the added challenges of preemie health concerns and parents’ frequent absences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580894456
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 03/25/2014
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.36(w) x 10.29(h) x 0.35(d)
Lexile: 500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Sylvie Kantorovitz drew upon her experiences as a sister and mother when writing The Very Tiny Baby. When she was three years old, her brother was born much too early, and many years later her own daughter started life as a very tiny preemie. Both brother and daughter are well, thank you. Sylvie is illustrator of Go to Bed, Monster! (Harcourt, 2007) and the Little Witch series (Random House), and the author/illustrator of I Love You, Mister Bear (HarperCollins, 2003). She grew up in France and now lives in Albany, New York.

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There is a baby growing in my mommy's belly. When I put my ear on my mommy's belly, I can hear noises. I can also feel some kicking. It is weird! My mommy is happy about the baby. My daddy is happy about the baby. I am not sure if I am happy about the baby. Mommy says when the baby is old enough, we can play together. Daddy says one day we will all have ice cream together. Grandma says a brother or sister can become a best friend.

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