When You Were Inside Mommy

Joanna Cole, Author, Maxie Chambliss, Illustrator
Joanna Cole, Author, Maxie Chambliss, Illustrator HarperCollins $7.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-688-17043-1
Reviewed on: 08/01/2001
Release date: 08/01/2001
When You Were Inside Mommy by Joanna Cole, illus. by Maxie Chambliss, also explains pregnancy and childbirth in language young children can understand and presents pertinent details in a matter-of-fact manner. Chambliss's palette in soft tones of pink, blue and lavender conveys the happiness of the expectant family and several detailed drawings of a developing fetus reveal some of the mystery. The small trim size makes the paper-over-board book comfortable for lap sharing while the ""Note to Parents"" in the back offers advice on talking to children. (Aug.)
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