“New Baby” by Stan & Jan Berenstain, part of the Berenstain Bears’ series, is a 32 page soft cover book intended for ages 4-7, Lexile is AD620, meaning it is intended to be read to a child. For our family, I read it to the preschoolers and by second grade they could read it themselves. I remember as an elementary student not being able to retire it off my book shelf until Middle School; this series was one of my childhood favorites.
What I disliked:
The baby pops out unexpectedly while the big bear goes on a bed-building adventure with Papa Bear; Brother Bear had no idea she was even pregnant at the start of the adventure.
What I liked:
There is always a short, four line or so poem on the front page; this is something I always look forward to. The book moves quickly and has great illustrations, improving the parent-child reading situation from stressful to engaged.
Where to find it:
This book is available on Amazon for less than $5; more information/details about this book can also be found HERE.