9 Months
9 Months
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Catalog Number: #170075
Format: Library Binding
No other formats available
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-8478-0975-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-8478-0975-9
Dewey: 618
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Experienced mothers and internationally known baby bloggers Adamo and van de Paal are clearly experts on pregnancy. They're also well-aware of their target audience: soon-to-be elder siblings and curious children who are emergent readers. From fertilization of an egg through birth, this book features information that is relatable to youngsters, such as comparing fetus size to everyday objects and showing illustrated vignettes similar to what a child might witness during a household's real-life preparations for a baby. The biology of pregnancy is explained in scientific terms, and anatomical illustrations of a fetus within its mother's body are shown month by month. In addition, questions about babies' development, mothers' health, and birth are written and answered in developmentally appropriate terms. Trivia about gestation in the animal world fill the margins. Particularly in the pages that discuss birth, the book eliminates some of the uncertainty and mystique around child-bearing, which could make this a great resource for youngsters feeling anxious about an impeding delivery.
Kirkus Reviews
A month-by-month explanation of fetal development from the fertilization of the egg to just after delivery of a newborn baby.Designed for adults to share with children, this is a clear depiction of the fetal journey. Each spread covers a month. On verso is a general statement about size and appearance, a comparison to a similarly sized fruit or vegetable, a "did you know" fact about animal baby development, and answers to two other relevant questions. The recto page describes how Mama feels. Mixed-media illustrations include full-page scenes and small vignettes, with figures helpfully edged with a fine black line. The subject mom and child are white, but groups include the variety of races typical of a diversely populated urban area. The text is accurate and informative; the chosen facts have solid child appeal. At 5 months, for example, the baby is the size of an eggplant and "covered in a layer of hair, called lanugo, and also sticky white stuff, known as vernix." Elephant babies are also covered with hair before they are born. The text and some images in this British import have been edited for the U.S. audience. Further information is provided in two pages of backmatter. The co-authors, parents themselves, run a popular website that includes a parenting blog. Both appealing and useful for expectant mothers who already have children. (Nonfiction. 4-8)
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Can you believe that every one of us started as a tiny egg in our mummy's belly? One tiny cell, not bigger than a speck of dust, will grow into a baby in just nine months time. In this book, we follow this amazing process called pregnancy, and see the miracle of a creation of a new life. This fun and informative way to prepare your child for the arrival of their new baby brother or sister is written by two of today's most popular mum bloggers in the English language world, and co-founders of Babyccino: Courtney Adamo and Esther Van de Paal. 

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