A book for babies and their parents about the whole new world that they both encounter when the baby arrives.
When the new baby arrives, both the baby and the parents are in for a steep learning curve. In this book, born out of personal experience, internationally renowned author/illustrator Isol brings us a dual narrative and guide. For babies, there’s a rich range of images of babies and all their functions to look at. From crying, to nursing, to peeing and pooing, to looking, to hearing, to deciding that this weird new world they’ve entered is worth staying in (because they finally recognize that in every grown-up they see a former baby), there are hours of fun and amusement, since babies love nothing better than looking at and talking about themselves.
For parents, this is a wonderful exploration of the new world this stranger-baby brings with them. Amusingly written, the text presents in a humorous, wry way all the facets of the new baby’s reality. A great gift for new parents both before and after baby is born.
The book ends on a particularly affirmative note, recognizing our common baby origins and common human trajectories.
Human biology is made fresh and magnificent again. The shocking perfection of our bodies and our mode of growing these bodies is celebrated.
Tender and funny, a celebration of the hard work that takes place on both sides to settle the complicated little traveler into its new world.
The poetic, the philosophical, and the practical converge into a love letter to the unfolding of new life.
The trope that imagines a baby as an exotic creature—or perhaps even an alien—is taken to full and nearly irresistible flower.