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"This book is a must-have for the family having a second or third child. The text is perfect and the illustrations terrific." - USA TODAY
First Za-Za’s mom has a big fat tummy. Then Za-Za’s mom has a baby, and Za-Za’s parents are too busy to pay any attention to her. So she plays by herself, and she plays with the baby, and finally, when it’s time for the baby to go to sleep, Mom and Dad give her just what she needs: a big hug! With her trademark childlike sensibility and bold, bright art, Maisy creator Lucy Cousins reassures young children that while life may change when a new baby arrives, Mom and Dad’s love stays the same.
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Lucy Cousins, the creator of Maisy, won the 2002 Smarties Book Prize Gold Award for the Under-5s category with her picture book "Jazzy in the Jungle". She lives in Petersfield, Hampshire, and has four children.From Publishers Weekly:
Cousins's (Maisy Goes to School) childlike gouache figures and hand-lettered text set against bold fields of color give this oversized book a decidedly cheerful look. Za-Za, a young zebra, candidly narrates the story: "My mom is going to have a baby. She has a big fat tummy. There's not much room for a hug." A familiar scenario unfolds after Mom brings the newborn home from the hospital. Visitors arrive to coo at the baby, and Mom and Dad shower the interloper with attention, too. When Za-Za demands a hug "now!" Mom responds: "Why don't you hug the baby?" So the older sibling does just that-and, after spending some time playing with the little one, concludes, "He was nice. It was fun." Finally, Mom puts the baby to sleep, and Za-Za gets a hug and a story. If not the most clever or insightful book available on this well-worn subject, Cousins's simple story delivers a useful message to preschoolers in Za-Za's situation. Ages 2-up.
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Book Description Candlewick, 2003. Board book. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110763620424
Book Description Candlewick, 2003. Board book. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0763620424