cover image When You Were Inside Mommy

When You Were Inside Mommy

Joanna Cole. HarperCollins, $7.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-688-17043-1

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.)