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Welcome to the World

Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury



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About The Book

From renowned creators Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury, this loving picture book celebration of babies’ first experiences makes “the perfect gift for new and expectant parents” (Booklist, starred review).

From the comfort of home to the adventures of the great outdoors, from spending time with family to first encounters with nature, this lyrical rhyming picture book will be relatable for all caretakers introducing their babies to the world.

About The Author

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Julia Donaldson has written over a hundred books and plays for children and teenagers, including the bestselling picture books The Smeds and the Smoos and Room on the Broom. Over a million of her books have been sold worldwide, and The Gruffalo has been translated into over 100 languages. Julia has won many awards and was the UK Children’s Laureate 2011–2013.

About The Illustrator

Helen Oxenbury is the renowned illustrator of many classic picture books, including We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas. Ms. Oxenbury lives with her husband, illustrator John Burningham, in North London.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (January 31, 2023)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665929875
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD230L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Raves and Reviews

"This joyful celebration of the baby and toddler years feels likeo a mdern classic.... and a favorite for families to snuggle up and read together."

School Library Jounral, starred review

*""Joyful rhyming couplets and heartwarming illustrations usher new babies into their families, communities, and the world.... a narrative of cheerful babies who are safe, secure, and clearly loved, the perfect gift for new and expectant parents."

Booklist, starred review

"Capturing the joys and trials of caring for a new baby, the collaborators employ winning verse and sweetly rendered portraits of caregivers and infants."

Publishers Weekly

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