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    Cleverly revealing the basics of reproduction in an age-appropriate way, award-winning Sophie Blackall has created a beautiful picture book full of playful details to amuse and engage readers.

    Sooner or later, every child will ask, Where do babies come from? Answering this question has never been this easy or entertaining! Join a curious little boy who asks everyone from his babysitter to the mailman, getting all sorts of funny answers along the way, before his parents gently set him straight.
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    From School Library Journal

    K-Gr 2—A delightfully age-appropriate way to give young children the facts about conception and birth. A baby is coming, and the soon-to-be big brother has many questions, his most persistent one being 'Where do babies come from?' After gathering partial answers from his babysitter, his teacher, and his grandpa, he is more confused than ever. The boy has heard that babies come from a baby tree, the hospital, and special delivery by stork. Feeling dissatisfied with these answers, he finally asks Mom and Dad, who lovingly sit down and explain exactly where babies come from. In one page, they relate the truth, explaining that an egg comes from the mother, a seed from the father, resulting in the growth of a baby—an explanation that satisfies the protagonist"s curiosity and makes him realize that there is a bit of truth in every story. Well, except for Grandpa"s. He just may have to explain to him where babies really come from. The story smoothly sails from tale to tale as the main character searches for answers. The back matter goes into more detail for children who would like more information. The Chinese ink and watercolor illustrations are beautifully crafted and designed in a manner that shows movement. Each page is adorned with soft colors and crisp, clear pictures that enhance the story. Another wonderful contribution from Blackall.—Amy Shepherd, St. Anne"s Episcopal School, Middleton, DE

    From Booklist

    How does one go about “getting” a baby? A young brother-to-be ponders that question after learning an infant will be joining his family. He asks a number of people and receives a wide variety of responses, leaving him more confused than enlightened. He finally questions his parents, who tell him what he wants to know, simply and without fanfare. Engaging illustrations in Chinese ink and watercolor vary in size from large double-page spreads to several small vignettes on a page. Each response to the question stimulates the boy’s imagination as revealed in the pictures: a stork making a delivery, a baby tree bursting with buds and babies, and infants hatching from eggs in a nest. The characters appear to be vigorously healthy with their florid cheeks and ever-present smiles, and the antics of the family’s black cat are entertaining. “Answering the Question ‘Where Do Babies Come From?’” concludes the book and contains age-appropriate responses. An appealing book for children preparing to welcome a new baby or who are simply curious. Preschool-Kindergarten. --Maryann Owen
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  • 소피 블래콜(Sophie Blackall)
  • 뉴욕 타임스를 비롯해서 많은 신문과 잡지의 삽화를 그렸습니다.『루비의 소원』으로 뛰어난 화가에게 주는 상인 ‘에즈라 잭 키츠 상’을 받았으며, 전통 옷, 붓글씨, 도자기 등 중국의 문화를 잘 나타냈다는 평을 받았습니다.『프랑스로 떠난 기린』『20가지 파티 요령』에 그림을 그렸습니다.소피 블래콜은 ‘아이비와 빈’ 시리즈를 그린 유명한 화가이다. ‘아이비와 빈’은 수많은 상을 받은 베스트셀러 시리즈로, 국제 아동구호 비정부기구(NGO) ‘세이브 더 칠드런’의 글 읽기 캠페인과 뉴욕 지하철 포스터에 이 시리즈의 그림이 쓰이기도 했다. 칼데콧 상 외에도 에즈라 잭 키츠 상을 받은 바 있다.
     

    Sophie Blackall is a Brooklyn based Australian artist. She has illustrated over twenty books for children, including Ruby"s Wish (Chronicle Books, 2003) which won the Ezra Jack Keats Award, Meet Wild Boars (Henry Holt, 2005) which won a BCCB Blue Ribbon Picture Book Award and the Founders Award from the Society of Illustrators, Big Red Lollipop (Viking, 2010) which was a New York Times Top Ten Picture Book for 2010, and the ongoing Ivy and Bean series (Chronicle Books), which has over a million copies in print. Blackall has collaborated with many notable authors, including Aldous Huxley, Judith Viorst, Jane Yolen and Meg Rosoff. Her editorial illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Time, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Town & Country and many others.
    Her latest project,
    http://www.missedconnectionsny.blogspot.com Missed Connections, which began as a blog in early 2009, is an ongoing series of paintings based on real, anonymous messages posted online by lovelorn strangers.
    
     

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  • Sophie Blackall
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