by Hayley Barrett, Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
Publication Date: Oct 26, 2019
List Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Candlewick Press
Publisher: Walker Books
Parent Company: Walker Books
In a perfect gift for new and expectant parents (and siblings), a gentle story pays tribute to the wonder and emotion of a family’s first quiet days with a newborn.
The house is hushed. The lights are low.
We’re basking in a newborn glow.
Inside the cozy house, a baby has arrived! The world is eager to meet the newcomer, but there will be time enough for that later. Right now, the family is on its babymoon: cocooning, connecting, learning, and muddling through each new concern. While the term “babymoon” is often used to refer to a parents’ getaway before the birth of a child, it was originally coined by midwives to describe days like these: at home with a newborn, with the world held at bay and the wonder of a new family constellation unfolding. Paired with warm and winsome illustrations by Juana Martinez-Neal, Hayley Barrett’s lyrical ode to these tender first days will resonate with new families everywhere.
- Juvenile Fiction / Family / New Baby
- Juvenile Fiction / Holidays & Celebrations / Other, Non-Religious