Hello in There!: A Big Sister's Book of Waiting
This oversized interactive book is a heartfelt look at the wonder and excitement of waiting . . . and waiting . . . and waiting for a new sibling to arrive. The charming protagonist is so eager to step into her role as a big sister that she’s starting early! She sticks close to her mama so she can sing songs to her sibling-to-be (loudly, of course) and explain all the great things waiting in the outside world (cupcakes! strawberries! swimming!). Quaint line drawings and lovely patterns lend a breezy, lighthearted atmosphere to the story, and a variety of playful flaps add gentle humor, showing the new baby blissfully tucked away in its mama’s belly. A joyful and celebratory ode to the growing family for any sister- or brother-to-be.
Praise for Hello in There!
"Roussey’s whimsical, scraggly, illustrations are perfectly suited to the girl’s excitement as the big day approaches."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Thick and sturdy pages and flaps are made to withstand many eager perusals as big sisters and brothers everywhere gear up for their own big days."
"This has charming possibilities for helping a youngster to envision (and get accustomed to) the impending sibling."
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Jo Witek is an author, journalist, and screenwriter. She has published several books in France. This is her first book in English. Christine Roussey is an illustrator and works in advertising, as well as with newspapers, magazines and publishers. She has published several children's books in Europe. This is her first book in English.