You Are New

by Lucy Knisley

“When you’re new … what can you do?” It turns out new babies... read more

“When you’re new … what can you do?” It turns out new babies can do a lot, from sleeping and eating to seeing, tasting, touching, hearing. And that’s just to start in this rhyming picture book that isn’t an exhaustive catalog of baby accomplishments, just an entertaining overview. But then, babies grow: “Look at you, you’ve grown so tall. Soon you won’t be new at all.” It turns out even big kids are new at some things: new things to try, new games to learn, new friends to make, maybe even a new family member to welcome. The bigger you are, the more new things are waiting, “exciting … cool … and fascinating.” The uncluttered digital illustrations use a not-quite real-life palette to suggest diverse babies, toddlers, children, and adults in this homage to the excitement and opportunity inherent in newness. (Ages 3–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2020

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