Crescendo by Paola Quintavalle, illustrated by Alessandro Sanna


   Crescendo by Paola Quintavalle, illustrated by Alessandro Sanna, Enchanted Lion Books, 9781592702558, 2019

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3

Genre: Non-fiction

What did you like about the book? An interesting journey through a pregnancy. Sectioned by month, the language flows page to page and discusses through short sentences the developmental changes through a pregnancy. Calming watercolor illustrations accompany the prose with nature scenes that beautifully illustrate the subtle monthly changes until, finally, baby arrives.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book? This book is quite specific. Expectant mothers and soon-to-be siblings would enjoy.

Who should buy this book? Larger public libraries, great baby shower book.

Where would you shelve it? Parenting (non-fiction)

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? no

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Lindsey Hughes, Marstons Mills Public Library, Marstons Mills, MA

Date of review: 2/15/2019

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