A prequel to our best-selling Little Big Book for Moms! The 12th title in the Little Big Book series, The Little Big Book of Pregnancy is destined to become a classic literary companion for any expectant mom. Filled with the best fiction, poetry, and essays on the subject of birth and pregnancy, this heartwarming anthology is also peppered with fascinating customs and rituals from around the world, time-honored home remedies, delightful old wives' tales, nutritious recipes, and wonderful crafts and activities. The turn of each page brings something interesting and entertaining to read, to do, or to learn. Illustrated throughout with the same period art and ephemera that has become the signature of this series, the imagery is both charming and elegant. A visual and editorial feast, The Little Big Book of Pregnancy is simply the perfect gift for any mom to-be. Featuring: 8 literary excerpts and short stories, including The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, Delusions of Granma by Carrie Fisher, and The Diary of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain 12 essays by such notable writers as Naomi Wolf, Louise Erdrich, and Hope Edelman 12 poems by, among others, Sylvia Plath, Walt Whitman, Erica Jong, and Joyce Carol Oates Home remedies for seven typical pregnancy complaints, including stretch marks, morning sickness, body aches, and heartburn More than 50 traditions from around the world covering birth, naming, labor, and pregnancy More than 50 traditions from around the world covering birth, naming, labor, and pregnancy More than 50 old wives tales, including how to tell if it's a boy or a girl, what to do for a smooth delivery, and how to know if you're having twins! 16 recipes for nourishing treats such as Energizing Drinks, Super Sandwiches, Delicious Snacks, and Satisfying Salads 16 activities, such as writing letters to your unborn child, painting a cloud ceiling in the nursery, and relaxing with daily meditations 6 categories of "Fun Facts," including popular baby names from around the world, a month-by-month guide to your baby's fetal development, and statustics about babies, birth, and pregnancy More than a dozen quotes concerning birth, pregnancy and becoming a parent, by celebrities, writers, and notable personalities such as William Blake, Alistair Cooke, Colette, Robin Williams, and Erma Bombeck
This is a Spanish-language translation of What to Expect When You're Expecting, America's pregnancy bible with over 16 million copies in print. This is a book for the mother-to-be who either doesn't speak English or doesn't feel comfortable with her English; for the doctor who is having trouble communicating with a patient; for the expectant parents at a stressful time when what's most familiar—their first language—is most welcome.
From bestselling artist Sylvia Long comes an enchanting collection of over seventy-five classic Mother Goose rhymes. Imbued with the artist's love of nature and overflowing with charming details, this spectacular compilation includes such timeless favorites as Old Mother Hubbard, Mary had a little lamb, and Rock-a-bye baby. Sylvia Long's Mother Goose is a perfect gift that, like the rhymes themselves, will be passed from one generation to the next.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/1999Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Mothers are so amazing'is there anything they can't do? Through the heartfelt words of a little boy awed by all the things his mom can do, this glowing celebration of mothers has a universal appeal that will make young readers everywhere want to share it with their own moms. Featuring Tomie dePaola's classic soft illustrations and in a wonderful smaller trim size, this is a perfect gift for celebrating mom on Mother's Day' or any day! Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/7/2013Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
The world is becoming more diverse, and so are the daily lives of our children. Accepting and valuing people and groups who are different from oneself and one's immediate family is a critical social skill. Accept and Value Each Person introduces diversity and related concepts: respecting differences, being inclusive, and appreciating people just the way they are. Includes questions, activities, and games that reinforce the ideas being taught.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/15/2006Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Illustrated by Jane Monroe DonovanIt may be Christmastime but on a small, forlorn farm the holiday season is best forgotten, along with painful memories of loved ones lost. Mother Nature has other plans, however, and a chance snowstorm brings together two unlikely hearts, one human and one beast, yet both yearning for comfort, companionship, and that most elusive gift of all, hope. This lustrous jewel of a story, quietly told and perfectly complemented by soft, evocative paintings, reminds even the most cynical of readers that the heart indeed can recover and go on.Jane Monroe Donovan's parents encouraged her to follow her heart and it led to her love of sketching and painting. Her affection for animals is reflected in much of her subject matter. Jane makes her home in Pinckney, Michigan, with her husband Bruce and their two sons, Ryan and Joey. Other members of their family include their two dogs, Belle and Grizzly, a Siamese cat named Maylee, and their two horses, Ameera and Cherokee Rose. In addition to Winter's Gift, Jane has also illustrated three other titles for Sleeping Bear Press: My Teacher Likes to Say; My Momma Likes to Say; and Sunny Numbers: A Florida Counting Book. (20041212)Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/22/2004Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Since its publication in 2005, The Gift of Nothing has become an instant classic--the perfect gift for "the person who has everything." In this appealing picture book, Mooch the cat--star of the nationally-syndicated comic strip Mutts--searches for a present for his friend, Earl the dog. Earl already has everything he needs: a bowl, a bed, a chewy toy...What else could Mooch get him? Then it dawns on him: NOTHING! This timeless tale has a heart-warming message about the most valuable gift of all--friendship--that appeals to readers of all ages. Great for a last minute gift, this special edition includes an elegant paper slipcase designed to look like gift wrap with foil accents and an embossed bow and faux hang tag.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/7/2009Pages: 56Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Mother's Day is here, and T. Rex wants to plan something extra special for his mama. He really wants to do something instead of just giving something. T. Rex is sure he has a perfect gift idea, but will Mama Rex love it, too? Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/15/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Is it possible? Can an ordinary human being really become a perfect person in three short days?Milo Crinkley thought so. What gave him the idea was a bookthat fell on his head one day at the library--a book with the impressive title Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days! The author, Dr. K. Pinkerton Silverfish, did look kind of weird, but he claimed to be theworld's leading authority on perfection.Milo took the book home and followed its instructions. He likedthe idea of being perfect. Perfect people never had their parents nag at them. Perfect people never had to take the blame for rotten trickstheir sisters played. Perfect people never needed erasers. Perfect wasobviously the perfect thing to be!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/1/1996Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
America’s baby experts offer timeless advice for new mothers which reflects the Sears’s “attachment parenting philosophy—a natural, instinctive style of parenting. It addresses all the issues—practical, emotional, and philosophical—that a new mother faces every day. Dr. Sears’s suggestions appear throughout the book, while the majority of the book reflects the straightforward tone of Martha Sears, an experienced mother of eight. This beloved collection of thoughtful, insightful, and practical advice is now made even better with beautiful 4-color illustrations throughout—a great gift! Hardcover
What to Expect the First Year Everything new parents need to know about the care (and feeding) of an infant, from the authors of What to Expect-� When You're Expecting. Covers monthly growth and development, feeding for every age and stage, sleep strategies that really work.
What to Expect the First Year WHAT TO EXPECT THE 1st YEAR is a comprehensive and practical month-by-month guide that clearly explains everything parents need to know - or might be worrying about - in the first year with a new baby. Featuring dozens of Q&A sections, as well as a first
In this handy and informative guide, Kathleen Huggins and Jan Ellen Brown offer wisdom, advice, and, most importantly, encouragement to new mothers and moms-to-be on breastfeeding. Their friendly tone demystifies common breastfeeding issues and concerns while highlighting the many health benefits of nursing for Mom and baby. With warm, full-color illustrations throughout, this book captures the intimate bond breastfeeding creates between mother and baby, making it a perfect shower or new-baby gift. Author: Kathleen Huggins and Jan Ellen Brown Hardcover
What to Expect the Second Year Heidi Murkoff's What to Expect has delivered again. Announcing the arrival of a brand-new member of the What to Expect family: What to Expect the Second Year. The essential sequel to What to Expect the First Year, with 9.7 million copies in print, What to Expect the Second Year picks up the action at baby's first birthday, and takes parents through what can only be called 'the wonder year''12 jam-packed (and jam-smeared) months of memorable milestones (from first steps to first words, first scribbles to first friends), lightning-speed learning, endless explorations driven by insatiable curiosity. Not to mention a year of challenges, both for toddlers and the parents who love them, but don't always love their behaviors (picky eating, negativity, separation anxiety, bedtime battles, biting, and tantrums).Comprehensive, reassuring, empathetic, realistic, and practical, What to Expect the Second Year is filled with solutions,
It's the Christmas season during a time when people had little money to spend. Cookie jars held pennies, not Christmas cookies. So when Jack smells something delicious coming from the kitchen, he can't believe his nose. Cookies! But his excitement turns to disappointment when he learns the cookies aren't for him. Instead, Mother is baking them for the needy people at their church. While Jack helps roll out the dough, his mother tells him the legend of the Christmas cookie. In a captivating interplay of simple words and beautiful illustrations, The Legend of the Christmas Cookie tells a tender story of giving---not just cookies, but gifts of the heart that last forever.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Each page in this pad features a figure of a body and is ready for your imagination to design people by adding facial features, hairstyles and outfits for every occasion. With four different skin tones, you may cut them out and make fashion models or characters for a show! The heavy weight paper is ideal for pencils, crayons or markers and can be used for collage, too.Product Measures: 17.2" x 11.5" x 0.3"Recommended Ages: 0 years & Up
From the authors of the 9.6-million-copy bestselling What to Expect When You're Expecting, here is What to Expect the First Year (over 5.6 million copies in print), the most comprehensive guide available on the next phase of parenting-newborn care. Written with the same reassuring, lively authority as What to Expect When You're Expecting, the book is organized for ease of reference, leading nervous parents from month to month, check-up to check-up, even feeding to feeding. The chapters on each month address basic expectations of behavior and growth, as well as special concerns and decisions-from finding the perfect pediatrician to getting baby on a sleep-through-the-night schedule to choosing toys, shoes, and diapers. Equally important are the emotional issues a new baby raises for every member of the family-these are covered thoughtfully and thoroughly.Additional chapters cover special subjects such as first aid, traveling with a baby, premature babies, adopted babies, and much more. Winner of the 1994 Parenting "Hall of Fame" Award from Child magazine's Child's Best Parenting Book Award. Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club and Better Homes & Gardens Family Book Service.Book Details:Format: Publication Date: 1/3/1989Pages: 671Reading Level: Age 0 and Up
Goodnight Moon In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room -- to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one -- he says goodnight. In this classic of modern children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day. The Runaway Bunny Clement Hurd redrew some of his pictures for this new edition of the profoundly comforting story of a bunny's imaginary game of hide-and-seek and the lovingly steadfast mother who finds him every time. Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 4/24/2001Pages: 16Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
When you put your baby in the hands of a sitter, you want to put your sitter in the hands of an expert. Marrying the reassuring authority and trust of all the What to Expect books with a lively, accessible voice, this guide contains everything a caregiver needs to know when minding a child, from newborn to preschooler. It includes mix of text, boxes, Q&As, and lists-plus plenty of blank space for parents to write in emergency numbers, specific instructions, and personal information about a child's likes and dislikes--it's the instruction manual that should be given to every caregiver, whether full-time nanny or weekend baby-sitter. It covers advice on feeding and diet, first aid, bathing an infant, potty-training, time-outs, rainy-day activities, sibling disputes, discipline problems, comforting a child, making play dates, even how to build a happy and healthy relationship with the child's family. Plus, it includes 61 of the most common questions sitters ask, from how to make mealtimes fun to what to do if you can't bond with the baby.
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