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Christine Kidney

The New Baby and Me


A new baby is on the way What will he be like? This family of five children all have their own ideas about the new baby - will he be a pirate or painter? A scientist or a dreamer? But there's one thing they haven't thought of... Beautifully illustrated by Hoda Haddadi, this book follows a family of five siblings as they imagine what their new baby brother will be like. Each child projects their own ideas and fantasies onto the new baby. All they know is that he'll be just like them But they are in for a bit of a surprise.... A beautiful picture book that celebrates individuality and imagination. Additional ideas for art and collage activities included to help prepare for a new sibling.


About the Author
Hoda Haddadi is one of the most successful amongst the younger generation of Iranian illustrators. She has won several international awards, including the first prize at the Belgrade International Illustration Biennial, the New Horizons Award at the Bologna Book Fair, two medals at the Nooma Festival (Japan) and the golden plaque of the Biennial Illustration Bratislava. After graduating in English from Cambridge University, Christine Kidney spent twenty years working in publishing as an editor. She works and lives in the Cotswolds with her family.