This oversized interactive book is a heartfelt look at the wonder and excitement of waiting . . . and waiting . . . and waiting for a new sibling to arrive.

The charming protagonist is so eager to step into her role as a big sister that she’s starting early!

She sticks close to her mama so she can sing songs to her sibling-to-be (loudly, of course) and explain all the great things waiting in the outside world (cupcakes! strawberries! swimming!).

Quaint line drawings and lovely patterns lend a breezy, lighthearted atmosphere to the story, and a variety of playful flaps add gentle humor, showing the new baby blissfully tucked away in its mama’s belly.

A joyful and celebratory ode to the growing family for any sister- or brotherto- be.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated edition (May 7, 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 28 pages
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ Baby - 3 years
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ Preschool and up
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.39 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 10 x 0.75 x 10.5 inches

Jo Witek and Christine Roussey are the author/illustrator team of Hello in There, In My Heart, Brave As Can Be, and All My Treasures. Jo Witek is an author, journalist, and screenwriter. She has published several books in France, where she lives. Christine Roussey is an illustrator and works in advertising, as well as with newspapers, magazines, and publishers. She has published several children’s books in Europe. She lives in Paris.

From School Library Journal

PreS—A little girl wonders about her not-yet-born sibling, reassuring and encouraging the baby by telling of all the good things waiting out in the world ("like strawberries and cupcakes-my favorites!"). The child appears on the recto of each spread while her mother's belly is shown growing larger on the verso. Youngsters can lift a flap to see the developing fetus against imaginative backgrounds. Childlike drawings with cleverly used white space and colorful images create suspense leading up to the moment when big sister and baby finally, happily meet. Preschoolers will enjoy this sweet story.—Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD