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There's Going to be a Baby

Written by John Burningham

Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

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Award-winning illustrators and husband and wife team John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury have teamed up for the very first time to create this stunning and touching story about the excitement and anxiety surrounding the arrival of a new baby in the family. Funny, kind and thoughtful about the many different ways an older sibling might see the arrival of the baby, this book will delight the whole family at any time.

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There's Going to be a Baby Synopsis

From two of the world's best-loved picture-book creators, an absolute gem for new-siblings-to-be. When is the baby coming? What will we call it? What will the baby do? We don't really need the baby, do we? As the arrival of a new sibling draws nearer, the questions that stream through a young child's mind are followed with sensitivity and humour in this enchanting book. Exquisitely illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, these pages brim with love, excitement and reassurance as the child in the story imagines all kinds of colourful futures for the brother or sister he is waiting to meet. Full of warmth and promise, this is an instant and timeless classic. It is the first book-publishing collaboration of this award-winning husband-and-wife team. Oozing with loving interaction between parent and child, and with unspoken - yet palpable - reassurance.

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ISBN: 9781406331080
Publication date: 01/09/2011
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780744549966
Publication date: 04/10/2010
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406331080
Publication date: 1st September 2011
Author: John Burningham
Illustrator: Helen Oxenbury
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 48 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers

About John Burningham

John Burningham (1936-2019) studied illustration and graphic design at the Central School of Art, graduating with distinction in 1959. Many illustration commissions followed including iconic posters for London Transport, before the publication of Borka: the Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers, John’s first book for children (Cape, 1963) which won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration and heralded the beginning of an extraordinary career. John Burningham has since written and illustrated over thirty picture books, that have been translated and distributed all over the world. These feature his classic and much loved children’s books including Chitty ...

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