The Baby Shower (Hardcover)
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Twins are a double blessing. Brindle Cow is having a baby!
All the delightful characters from Eve Bunting’s The Wedding are back to celebrate the happy event, along with some adorable new characters. Don’t miss the exuberant—and numerous—baby rabbits.
Judy Love’s illustrations are packed with humorous details as the group of devoted friends show off their gifts and travel to Brindle Cow’s baby shower. But when the friends arrive to greet the new baby—surprise! surprise!—it’s twins.
About the Author
Eve Bunting has written more than two hundred books for young readers, including THE CART THAT CARRIED MARTIN, THE WEDDING, and SMOKY NIGHT, the winner of the 1995 Caldecott Medal. Her books are often about important social issues. Born in Ireland, she now lives in California.
Judy Love is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design and has illustrated numerous children's books, including First Day Jitters and Last Day Blues by Julie Danneberg. She lives near Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family.
The animal characters from Bunting's The Wedding (Charlesbridge, 2003) celebrate a new arrival in this rhyming picture book. When friends of Ms. Brindle Cow and Mr. Bull learn that the pair is expecting a baby, they set off to share in the joyous occasion. Each one brings a gift for the infant along with well wishes for the parents-to-be. The predictably happy ending has a slight twist as the couple welcomes twins. Children will enjoy the rhyming couplets: "The moon and stars lit up the sky./Fireflies came dancing by./They kept repeating to each other,/'Brindle's going to be a mother!'" Love's illustrations, done in transparent inks on Arches watercolor paper, are a charming complement to the gently plotted story. Sharp-eyed readers will notice touches of humor, including a couple of the creatures reading books that connect to their particular species. While not an essential purchase, libraries that own the earlier title will want to consider this one.
—School Library Journal
Baby Shower is a lovely story about Mrs. Brindle Cow who is about to have a baby! A little bird spreads the news and soon all the animals nearby rush to greet the new baby. This sweet book is perfect for children who will soon have a sibling in the family. It's a wonderful way to celebrate birth, family and friends. Easy to read rhyme and colorful illustrations make this a story children will want to read over and over!
—Wee Ones Magazine