For Parents, Teachers and Toddlers
Will it be a Baby Brother?
By Eve Bunting
Illustrated by: Beth Spiegel
Boyds Mills Press, 2010
$19.95 Cdn. and U.S.
This is a wonderful picture book about
Edward, a boy, who is anticipating the
arrival of a new baby brother or sister.
He wishes more than anything that his mom
has a baby brother for him.
As time goes on, he starts filling the
crib with a wooden train, dump truck, and
other toys for boys. Then the big day
arrives. Although he wishes for a
brother, when he first glances at the
little baby in a blanket when his mom
comes home from the hospital, he didn’t
care whether it was a brother or sister.
He feels a love for the little baby like
he never imagined.
What a great sweet lesson for kids.
This is a story most kids will relate to
easily. It is enchanting and wonderful at
the same time. The illustrations are
transporting and colourful. It is a must
read book for any child before the
arrival of another baby within the
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Irene S. Roth