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Welcome, Baby

Welcome, Baby

by Barbara Reid

ISBN 9781443119603 Board book
30 Pages | 6.03" x 6.76" | Ages 0 to 3
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In this love letter to babies and their families, Barbara Reid captures the special joy that a newborn brings to the world.

Welcome, baby, welcome!
All the world is new,
And all the world is waiting
To be introduced to you.

In this essential gift for new parents, celebrated author and illustrator Barbara Reid provides a wonderful celebration of the happiness babies bring to their families. In gentle rhymes, she lists all of the promises and cherished moments parents, grandparents, and siblings plan to share with their new bundles of love, and using her trademark Plasticine artwork, Barbara decorates each spread with bright images of babies interacting with their families and the world around them, depicting scenes of simple joy and discovery.

An absolute must-have for the nursery shelf!

Sample spread

Praise for Barbara Reid:

"Picture book illustration can, at its finest, transport you right into the heart of a story's emotion and momentum. How anyone can achieve that transmogrification with the lumpish medium of Plasticine is an artistic mystery [but] Toronto-based artist Barbara Reid obviously owns the key." Quill & Quire, starred review

"Reid's attention to detail ensures that even for adult viewers, there's always something new to notice." The Toronto Star

"Reid makes the known seem almost startlingly new with her gift for observation, detail, and humour." Canadian Children's Book News


  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2013
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best Booklist, 2013
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2013

Rights Sold

  • English (NZ) - Scholastic New Zealand
  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic


Also by
Barbara Reid

  • Picture the Sky
  • Baby's First Treasury
  • Read Me A Book
  • The Night Before Christmas
  • Gifts

Contact Information

Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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