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I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You - Kate Ritchie

I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You

Hardcover

Published: 28th March 2016
For Ages: Up to 5 years old
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Much-loved actor and radio host Kate Ritchie's first book is a beautiful tribute to the joy and anticipation of expecting a child.

When you were still a treasured bump, tucked safe away inside, I thought about you night and day and in my sleep - it's true. My heart was full of hope and love. I just couldn't wait to meet you.

A heartwarming story to share with the children in your family.

About the Author

Kate Ritchie is an award-winning actor, presenter and author. She is familiar to millions of people all over the world who grew up with watching her play Sally Fletcher in the hit series Home and Away. She currently co-hosts Kate, Tim & Marty, the number one rating national drive radio show, on Nova. Acting aside, Kate donates her time to a number of causes, including the Australian Red Cross and Ovarian Cancer Australia. Kate lives in Sydney with her husband, Stuart, and daughter, Mae.

About the Illustrator

Hannah

About the Illustrator

Hannah Sommerville comes from the scenic South Coast of New South Wales. After completing a Bachelor of Creative Arts, she practised as a commercial designer before becoming a mother of two. Reading with her young children rekindled Hannah's adoration of children's picture books and she turned her attention to illustrating. Hannah enjoys capturing familiar events in the lives of children and focuses on crafting moments to which her readers can connect.

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I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to read (10)
  • Deserves multiple readings (9)
  • Well written (8)
  • Engaging characters (7)
  • Informative (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Gift (8)
  • Younger readers (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (5), Casual reader (3)

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4.0

What a delightful book.

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from Western Australia

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • For the expectant mother
    • Gift
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You:

    I gave this book as a gift to our grandaughter who is expecting our first great-grandchild.

     
    5.0

    I will buy other copies of tthis book

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    from Ocean shores nsw

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Well Written

    Cons

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      • Gift

      Comments about I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You:

      Gave this book to my daughter for her new premmie baby. Loved it.

       
      5.0

      Delighted with my new purchase, and the fact Kate signed it

      By 

      from Victoria

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You:

        I gave this to my daughter and son in law as a gift as they are expecting their first baby

         
        5.0

        Loved this book

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        from Wollongong

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Read
        • Engaging characters
        • Informative
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Expectant mothers
          • Gift
          • New parents
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You:

          I loved reading this. The wonderful illustrations are sensitive and support the text so well. The end papers are my favourite as they reflect the everyday with the ultra sound pics, name lists and photos. The book is relevant to new parents and a great book to share as your children grow to express the excitement of planning for their arrival and also as they grow and change. Children love to hear stories about when they were little and the cute things they did. This book encourages this discussion.

           
          5.0

          great read

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          from Newcastle NSW Australia

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Read
          • Engaging characters
          • Informative
          • Page-Turner
          • Well Written

          Cons

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            • Younger Readers

            Comments about I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You:

            I purchased this book for my pre school lots of children are becoming brothers or sisters soon so they just loved it as did I

             
            5.0

            Loved it

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            from kiama

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            • Deserves Multiple Readings
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              Comments about I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You:

              beautifully presented

               
              5.0

              great book

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              from Wollongong Australia

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              • Easy To Read
              • Engaging characters
              • Well Written

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                • Younger Readers

                Comments about I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You:

                i bought this to ready to my nearly one year old neice

                 
                5.0

                Beautful gift for a friend

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                from Home Hill Qld

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                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Easy To Read
                • Well Written

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                  • Gift

                  Comments about I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You:

                  Well written story for expecting Mums

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this one

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                  from Chelsea Heights

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                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Easy To Read

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                    • Gift

                    Comments about I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You:

                    A really beautiful book. A great gift from mother to her baby.

                     
                    5.0

                    I just couldn't wait to meet you & I wasn't disappointed!!

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                    from Geelong Australia

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                    Pros

                    • Deserves Multiple Readings
                    • Easy To Read
                    • Engaging characters
                    • Page-Turner
                    • Well Written

                    Cons

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                      • Gift
                      • Ivf Parents
                      • Younger Readers

                      Comments about I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You:

                      This book is just beautiful!thank you

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                      ISBN: 9780857989703
                      ISBN-10: 0857989707
                      Audience: Children
                      For Ages: Up to 5 years old
                      Format: Hardcover
                      Language: English
                      Number Of Pages: 32
                      Published: 28th March 2016
                      Publisher: Random House Australia
                      Country of Publication: AU
                      Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 24.8  x 1.2
                      Weight (kg): 0.35
                      Edition Number: 1