Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 0
- Grade: p
In this love letter to babies and their families, Barbara Reid captures the special joy that a newborn brings to the world.
Welcome, baby, welcome!All the world is new,And all the world is waiting To be introduced to you.
In this essential gift for new parents, celebrated author and illustrator Barbara Reid provides a wonderful celebration of the happiness babies bring to their families. In gentle rhymes, she lists all of the promises and cherished moments parents,grandparents and siblings plan to share with their new bundles of love, and using her trademark Plasticine artwork, Barbara decorates each spread with bright images of babies interacting with their families and the world around them, depictingscenes of simple joy and discovery.
An absolute must-have for the nursery shelf!
About the author
Barbara Reid réalise des illustrations avec de la pâte à modeler pour ensuite laisser le soin à son conjoint, Ian Chrisler de les photographier. Barbara a signé plusieurs livres à titre d'auteure malgré qu'elle avoue ne pas éprouver autant de plaisir à écrire une histoire qu'à l'illustrer. Elle a gagné plusieurs prix dont le prix du Gouverneur général et en 2014, le prix Libris dans la catégorie album illustré. Elle est aussi membre de l'Ordre de l'Ontario et de l'Ordre du Canada. Barbara vit à Toronto.
BARBARA REID is one of Canada’s most renowned creators of picture books, including Picture the Sky (Imagine le ciel), Picture a Tree, Perfect Snow and The Party. Her vibrant dimensional illustrations make her work a favourite around the world, and she has received many honours and awards, including the Governor General’s Award, the UNICEF Ezra Jack Keats Award, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award and CBC’s Fan Choice Award. In 2013, Barbara was made a member of the Order of Canada for her contributions to the Canadian children’s literature community. She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, photographer Ian Crysler. Visit her at www.barbarareid.ca.
- Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best booklist
- Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
Praise for Barbara Reid:
*"Picture book illustration can, at its finest, transport you right into the heart of a story's emotion and momentum. How anyone can achieve that transmogrification with the lumpish medium of Plasticine is an artistic mystery [but] Toronto-based artist Barbara Reid obviously owns the key." —Quill & Quire, starred review
"Reid's attention to detail ensures that even for adult viewers, there's always something new to notice." —The Toronto Star
"Reid makes the known seem almost startlingly new with her gift for observation, detail and humour." —Canadian Children's Book News