Just Like A Baby. Juanita Havill. Illustrated by Christine Davenier. 2009. February 2009. Chronicle Books 32 pages.
When Ellen was born, the relatives came to celebrate. Grandmas and grandpas. Aunties and uncles. And cousins by the dozens.
Everyone ohhed. "Looked at the sparkle in her eyes!"
Everyone ahhed. "She hardly ever cries."
Everyone cooed and gitchy-gitchy-gooed.
"She's smart." "So cheerful." "And strong!"
Everyone had plans for Ellen.
A family has come together to celebrate a new life, a new member of the family. Each relative has a hope, a dream for this new bundle of joy. And a gift! Each relative has something special to give the baby! So pay attention to the illustrations to see how they complement the text!
Baby Ellen is just a baby though. And she has a personality all her own!
Readers might also enjoy Martin Waddell's When The Teddy Bears Came.
© Becky Laney of Young Readers