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There's Going to Be a Baby - John Burningham


Published: 1st September 2011
For Ages: 2 - 5 years old
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RRP $20.95

From two of the world’s best-loved picture-book creators, an absolute gem for new-siblings-to-be.

When is the baby coming? What will we call it? What will the baby do? We don’t really need the baby, do we? As the arrival of a new sibling draws nearer, the questions that stream through a young child’s mind are followed with sensitivity and humour in this enchanting book. Exquisitely illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, these pages brim with love, excitement and reassurance as the child in the story imagines all kinds of colourful futures for the brother or sister he is waiting to meet. Full of warmth and promise, this is an instant and timeless classic.

About the Author

John Burningham is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest picture book artists. With over 35 books to his name, he has twice been awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal, for Borka: The Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers and Mr Gumpy’s Outing. Among his other celebrated books is Granpa, for which he was awarded the Kurt Maschler Award, and which was later made into a successful feature film. He lives in London.

About the illustrator

Helen Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators of her time. Her numerous books for children include Smarties Book Prize-winning Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell; We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen; as well as her classic board books for babies. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Alice in Wonderland. She lives in London.


Too old for my toddler and boy targeted


Not age appropriate for my daughter

Central Coast, NSW


Perhaps better for older kids


We bought a some books about mummy having a baby when I was pregnant with our second child. Our first was 21mths old. We found it didn't ignite thought or discussion with our child about the new baby. This book maybe more successful with older children?? Lovely illustrations and some nice words about what the new baby may become (interests & hobbies.)



Not for babies/toddlers


Bought this book for our 18 m old to help understand we are expecting another baby soon but this was way too old - probably says an age bracket somewhere when buying the book but I must have missed it.

Melbourne AU


There's Going to Be a Baby

2.0 3


"Funny, beautifully observed and rewarding to reread, right through to a baby's arrival and beyond." (Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times) "A very special book... warm, emotional and reassuring." (Bookseller)"

ISBN: 9781406331080
ISBN-10: 1406331082
Audience: Children
For Ages: 2 - 5 years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st September 2011
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.9 x 25.3  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.32