15 Things Not to Do with a Baby

Author(s): Margaret McAllister; Holly Sterling (Illustrator)

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Congratulations You now have a baby in your family. Follow our top tips and you'll all be very happy. Don't lend your baby to a kangaroo, plant your baby in the garden, or take to school with you - and definitely don't send your baby to play with an elephant

DO cuddle your baby, read to your baby, sing to your baby and give your baby lots and lots of love.


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Selected as one of the 12 best Children's books of 2015 "A humorous take on the conflicting emotions that younger siblings can inspire." Independent on Sunday Book Of The Week "Here is an artist who, like Sarah Garland, is portraying a recognisable family with a freshness that is immediately attractive. The topic may not be new but the presentation is lively and engaging and establishes Sterling as an illustrator to watch." Books for Keeps "A perfect gift for an older sibling with a new baby in the family." Parents in Touch "This is not only perfect for new parents or those children new to being a sibling, it is also a fun, funny picture book that everyone will love for its great pictures and warm text." Armadillo Books We Like "Frances Lincoln ensure cultural diversity is represented so these illustrations present a mixed race family. The style is fresh and young with beautiful colours and some lovely silly scenes" Booktrust "With vibrant child-friendly illustrations and a laugh-aloud story, this clever book is just the book to share with age three and upwards." Irish Examiner

MARGARET McALLISTER is an award-winning author who comes from the north-east of England. Before writing full-time she taught drama and dance, cleaned churches and worked in a retreat house. She is married to Tony and has three grown-up children. This is her first book for Frances Lincoln. HOLLY STERLING was born in Dublin and grew up in southern England. She studied Illustration and Design at the University of Sunderland, and gained a Master of Fine Art (MFA) at Edinburgh College of Art. She was Highly Commended for the Macmillan Illustration Prize in 2013, and winner of the Seven Stories/Frances Lincoln Illustration Competition in 2012. Holly also competes for her country in karate; she is a double National Champion and Gold and Bronze medallist from the WSKA World Championships. She lives near Newcastle upon Tyne. This is her first published picture book. Her second book, Hiccups, will be published by Frances Lincoln in 2016.

General Fields

  • : 9781847807533
  • : Quarto Publishing Group UK
  • : Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • : December 2015
  • : 240mm X 240mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Margaret McAllister; Holly Sterling (Illustrator)
  • : 32
  • : 823.92
  • : English
  • : Holly Sterling
  • : Paperback