This cozy, lyrical picture book is an ode to the joy of welcoming a new baby—perfect for baby showers and new parents!
There are so many people waiting to welcome a new baby into the world! First mom and dad, then siblings, then grandparents—then aunts, uncles, cousins, and neighbors surround the new little one with love. With gentle, rhyming text and warm, exuberant illustrations, this celebratory book shows babies how much they are cherished.
Relatives welcome their newest family member in this moving picture book in rhyme. From mother and father to siblings, grandparents, extended family, and neighbors, a jolly crew of friendly faces sociably greet a tan-skinned, rosy-cheeked infant with reiterative phrasing: " Welcome home,' say the sisters,/ excited to see/ the adorable baby/ atop Mama's knee." Oceanic blues, peachy pinks, and sunny yellows infuse Kheiriyeh's whimsical multimedia paintings, which depict relations of varied skin tones (including the baby's Black and white siblings) and exaggerated body proportions lavishing attention on the eager, active newborn. As the busy domestic meet-and-greets build, segueing into a cheerful walk in the park, an idealized and irresistible picture of community is formed, amplifying the book's message of earnest affection and welcome. Ages up to 8.