Welcome! You have officially been born, and are now experiencing life. It’s a big, complicated thing to do, so we hope that this introductory guide will help you navigate some of the major points, such as what you can expect (friends, music, cats, etc) and what is expected of you (sleeping, eating, pooping, more pooping, etc). Occasionally, there may be disappointments, like injustice or spilled ice cream. But there are people working to make this world better for you all the time, and we can share our ice cream. Overall, there will be much to experience; the good, the bad, and the very silly. So, welcome! We’re so glad that you are you, and that you are here, and that we are reading this book together.
This one was adorable and sweet! Using a instruction manual-style layout and his signature tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, Willems has created a story that captures both the lightness and gravity of welcoming an infant into the family and the world. Sections of silly comedy combine moments of earnest honesty and hope to give the book a weight beyond its whimsy, and simple yet bold block illustrations are perfect for the tiniest bookworm’s developing eyesight. The length is perfect, and JJ enjoyed this one a lot. A wonderful book for those welcoming a new addition to the world, and it’s Baby Bookworm approved!