Nine Months: Before a Baby Is Born

By PAUL, Miranda

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ISBN
9780823441617
Publisher
Holiday House Neal Porter Bks


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2019  |  Elementary

K-Gr 4—Beginning with a fertilized egg ("Small. Ball. The point of a pin. Then it divides…"), Paul tracks the gestation of a human fetus in poetic yet matter-of-fact language. In exacting detail (later images are labeled "actual size"), Chin depicts the developing child at specified days or weeks on one side, while on the facing pages he follows a couple and their preschool-age daughter as they share a bilingual "new baby" book, visit the doctor to see an ultrasound image, go about ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2019

A pithy quintain describes the moment a fertilized human egg becomes a two-celled zygote: "Small. / Ball. / The point of a pin. / Then it divides... / Our story begins." It's the first of nine five-line stanzas that trace a fetus's development in utero. But this isn't just a story about the nine months of gestation; it's also a tale-told mostly with illustrations-of a family happily awaiting a baby's arrival. As left-hand pages track a zygote's transformation, first into an embryo (there's a tail!) and then into a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2019

A pithy quintain describes the moment a fertilized human egg becomes a two-celled zygote: "Small. / Ball. / The point of a pin. / Then it divides... / Our story begins." It's the first of nine five-line stanzas that trace a fetus's development in utero. But this isn't just a story about the nine months of gestation; it's also a tale-told mostly with illustrations-of a family happily awaiting a baby's arrival. As left-hand pages track a zygote's transformation, first into an embryo (there's a tail!) and then into a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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