Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
What did you like about the book? Among the plethora of books about a new baby being introduced into a family, this book stands out as one of the best. Marcel, a baby penguin comes home to his big brother Leon and immediately Leon goes through all the places the baby can stay. Unfortunately, his crib, his dad’s shoulders, and his mother’s lap are already taken. Eventually Leon decides that the best place for the new baby is in his arms. The illustrations are expressive and child orientated. Leon’s expressions clearly show his mood and his struggle of finding a place for the new baby. There is limited text on each page, so very young children will be able to follow the story and understand Leon’s dilemma.
Anything you didn’t like about it? I liked everything about this book.
To whom would you recommend this book? This is a great book for an older sibling who is welcoming a new baby into the family.
Who should buy this book? Public libraries, elementary school libraries, day care centers
Where would you shelve it? Picture books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher Washington, DC.
Date of review: August 25, 2017