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Hello in There!: A Big Sister's Book of Waiting (Growing Hearts) (Hardcover)
Help your child celebrate the wonder and excitement of waiting for a new sibling to arrive in this charming picture book from the bestselling creators of the New York Times bestseller In My Heart.
A sister-to-be is so eager to step into her role that she’s starting early! She sticks close to her mama so she can sing songs to her sibling-to-be (loudly, of course) and explain all the great things waiting in the outside world (cupcakes! strawberries! swimming!).
With quaint line drawings, lovely patterns, and a variety of playful flaps showing the new baby blissfully tucked away in its mama’s belly, this interactive picture book is a joyful and celebratory ode to a growing family and the perfect gift for any big-sibling-to-be.
Be warned, your child may want you to read this to her at bedtime every night before the baby arrives. When they learns to open the flaps to find the baby, you might hear, “Read it again! Read it again!”
The Growing Hearts series celebrates the milestones of a toddler’s emotional development, from conquering fears and expressing feelings to welcoming a new sibling.
*“Roussey’s whimsical, scraggly, illustrations are perfectly suited to the girl’s excitement.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Made to withstand many eager perusals as big sisters and brothers everywhere gear up for their own big days.” ―Kirkus Reviews
Read them all! Hello in There: A Big Sister’s Book of Waiting In My Heart: A Book of Feelings Brave As Can Be: A Book of Courage All My Treasures: A Book of Joy In My Room: A Book of Creativity and Imagination With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family My Little Gifts: A Book of Sharing My Tree and Me: A Book of Seasons
About the Author
Jo Witek and Christine Roussey are the author/illustrator team behind the Growing Hearts series, including In My Heart, Hello in There!, Brave as Can Be, All My Treasures, In My Room, With My Daddy, My Little Gifts, and My Tree and Me. They both live in France.
Christine Roussey is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including the Growing Hearts series, My Lazy Cat, My Stinky Dog, and My Funny Bunny. She lives in Paris.
**STARRED REVIEW** "Roussey’s whimsical, scraggly, illustrations are perfectly suited to the girl’s excitement as the big day approaches." — Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Thick and sturdy pages and flaps are made to withstand many eager perusals as big sisters and brothers everywhere gear up for their own big days." — Kirkus Reviews
"This has charming possibilities for helping a youngster to envision (and get accustomed to) the impending sibling." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books