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Children's Fiction New Baby

Hey, Little Baby

Belly Book

by (author) Jacqueline Boyle & Susan Lupone Stonis

illustrated by Roxanne Rainville

Publisher
Cottage Door Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2018
Category
New Baby, General, Siblings
  • Board book

    ISBN
    9781680523324
    Publish Date
    Jul 2018
    List Price
    $13.99

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Where to buy it

Out of print

This edition is not currently available in bookstores. Check your local library or search for used copies at Abebooks.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 1 to 3

Description

Did you know that babies can begin to recognize voices even before they are born? That means it's never too early to start reading to your baby. This specially curved book fits perfectly around a baby bump to enjoy with your new baby and Big Brothers and Big Sisters while reading out loud. The bond between a new baby and its sibling is so special and this beautiful story reflects the hope, excitement, and joy of a new baby's birth to share with parents and siblings.  Being to lay the earliest foundation for your little one's literacy with our Belly Books Collection and help celebrate new brother's and sister's into the world.   Create a special time for the whole family to treasure together!

  • Clever design shaped to fit around mother-to-be growing belly
  • Celebrate story time on Mommy's belly and with Big Brothers and Sisters waiting for their new baby brother or sister to be is a wonderful bonding experience between siblings and an introduction to the new little addition for the family
  • Sturdy board book for frequent use from a newborn to toddler
  • Beautiful illustrations and touching story to share a special time with the whole family

About the authors

Susan Lupone Stonis and Jacqueline Boyle are best friends since middle school, and the authors of The Reading Womb, the blog that gathers all the latest research, news, and parent-friendly tips about reading to babies in utero. Jacqueline is a lifelong writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She has a bachelors in English from Boston College and has participated in writing workshops at Grub Street Writers, Inc. in Boston, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass., and the Chatham (Mass.) Writers Workshops.

Jacqueline Boyle's profile page

Susan Lupone Stonis and Jacqueline Boyle are best friends since middle school, and the authors of The Reading Womb, the blog that gathers all the latest research, news, and parent-friendly tips about reading to babies in utero. Susan has shared her love of reading and books with others in each of the roles she has played so far in her lifetime, as mother, elementary teacher, literacy coach, staff developer, blogger, and now author. She taught elementary school for 18 years and, following extensive postgraduate work through Lesley University's Literacy Collaborative, she became a literacy specialist, teaching reading and writing workshops to children and providing professional development to teachers in literacy instruction. She has now become a literacy consultant, coaching teachers in best practices in reading and writing instruction. 

Susan Lupone Stonis' profile page

Roxanne Rainville's profile page

Editorial Reviews

We give Belly Books as a prize for our Stork Storytime Reads program. The books are sturdy, have a wonderful message and families are excited to receive them. Belly Books are a unique and simple way to encourage expecting families to develop a reading routine before baby arrives, create a bonding experience, and set the tone and expectation that reading is important and valued at home.

Jennifer Jordebrek, creator of the Stork Storytime initiative, is a former children’s librarian and current assistant director at the North Liberty Community Library (Iowa)

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