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Waiting for Baby

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Max does everything he can think of to encourage his new sibling to be born. He talks to his mommy's tummy, sings to it, plays his drum for it, but nothing seems to work. Max is convinced that this baby will never arrive ... until the day finally comes when Daddy takes Mommy to the hospital.

Harriet Ziefert has written a delightful story about the anticipation of a new arr
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published October 15th 1998 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Molly (Conan the Librarian) Crumbley
An absolutely cute story about a boy named Max, who is waiting impatiently for his new sibling to arrive. The illustrations are bright and fun, Max is a winning character, and I love the way that the story unfolds. Unlike many other books for kids, which tend to be what-to-expect guides, this one is completely about Max and how he feels about becoming a brother. A sweet bonus is the little present for the new baby in the back of the book, a little door hanger for the nursery.
Rachel Watkins
May 30, 2015 Rachel Watkins rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-baby
This was one of our favorite books to read with our first child when the second one was on the way. Our two year old daughter LOVED it and I highly recommend it!
Jan 17, 2016 Cindy rated it really liked it
Such a sweet book. It's joyful when a baby is born
Cute, but not very substantial.
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Little M sang Rum Tum Tum, baby come over and over this past week. Not a lot of substance in the book but kinda catchy.
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Harriet Ziefert grew up in North Bergen, New Jersey, where she attended the local schools. She graduated from Smith College, then received a Masters degree in Education from New York University.

For many years, Ziefert was an elementary school teacher. She taught most grades from kindergarten to fifth grade. "I liked it," she said, but she stopped teaching when she had her own sons. When her childr
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