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Books: Room for the Baby

Room for the Baby by Michelle Edwards

(Random House) Michelle Edwards does it again, with her new story for kids who are awaiting a new baby in the house!

In her story, the mom has a lot of items that she’s kept to recycle and reuse — some day.  Sounds familiar?!  Now, a baby is on the way, and the big brother-to-be is helping mom and dad make room for new baby, and not only they find room for the baby, but also a lot of everyday discarded items that they can recycle into useful items for her.

Filled with practical uses of the new and used supplies you have held onto “for future use,” this story is sure to appeal to your children who experience the love of crafts in their household, and awaiting their new sibling’s arrival.

Following is a quote from the publisher’s website: “Inspired by her creativity, the neighbors get involved, and soon everyone is stitching and knitting something. As the months go by and the family celebrates the Jewish holidays from Passover to Hanukkah, big brother helps his mom get ready, too. But things move slowly and he continues to worry: will there ever be room for the baby?”

Michelle Edwards has been a columnist for our Evolving through Crafts column, and also her book Knitter’s Home Companion has gotten rave reviews on our blog.  To read the review click here.



Random House is giving away a copy of Room for the Baby to a lucky winner!  Enter a comment on this post by Sunday, February 17, Midnight PST for a chance to win a copy of this book.  You must reside in U.S. to win a copy.

Posted by Living Crafts on Feb 4, 2013 10:34 PM | 42 Comments

42 Responses to “Books: Room for the Baby”

  1. Susan says:

    Sounds like the perfect book for first grandbaby, who is getting ready to “make room for the baby”!

  2. ed says:

    That’s a great book! I love that there is so much knitting involved.

  3. Michelle C says:

    I love this book! Would love to read it to my 2 little girls! Thank you!

  4. Eileen D says:

    Love this, we have a little girl on the way next month and our two boys have been helping me get ready for her arrival. We’ve pulling out their old baby gear and have been sewing up a storm! Her room is nearly ready and this would be the perfect book to share with them!!!

  5. Catherine says:

    We’d love this–we’re still working on a pile of projects for baby, who was born in October. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Heidi Witte says:

    What a wonderful idea for a book and the illustrations look beautiful.
    I have sewn and knit clothing and blankets for all three of my children while eagerly await their arrivals. Two of my children were weeks past their due dates so it helped to keep me sane. I still love making things for them.My youngest is about to turn one in a few weeks.
    Thanks for the chance to win this sweet book! Fingers crossed!

  7. Shaili says:

    My older daughters are facinated and enthusiastic about repurposing items – this would be fun with their new baby brother.

  8. carrie says:

    this is lovely! thanks…and for keeping us from the trap that when baby comes it is yet another opportunity to just go out and buy a million new things. how much better to spend the waiting time preparing with our own hands.

  9. Ursula says:

    I’m always working on crafts from ‘stuff’ I’ve got everywhere for children and grandchildren……. this book would be fun for one of my grandchildren, who all have mothers who do a lot of crafting, sewing and knitting!

  10. Susie says:

    What fun!

  11. Wendy says:

    I have a new grand baby arriving in June and “big” brother is excited. This would be a great book to read to him while waiting, and maybe give him an idea to repurpose something for baby.

  12. jess says:

    sounds cute! can’t wait to read this one.

  13. domestic diva says:

    This would be perfect for my little guy who will soon be a big brother. Thanks!

  14. Audrea henderson says:

    It looks like a lovely book and a good way to involve everyone in a new baby.

  15. Jennifer says:

    That sounds like such a lovely book! I really dislike “new baby” books that emphasize the negative emotions, jealousy, etc that the new big sib is “supposed” to have; none of our kids (we had #6 last summer) has ever been like that, and I see no reason to introduce the possibility of feeling that way via books. And this looks like exactly the kind of thing I was looking for last year–just joy and preparation for the new baby!

  16. Leah says:

    Truly and magically delightful! : ) Thanks so very much for this wonderfully, generous giveaway! : )

  17. Cynthia says:

    wow, we are expecting a new baby and this book looks perfect!

  18. Cassie Jean says:

    This looks like such a sweet book! Thank you for giving one away. Hopefully whoever recieves will be blessed by it…

  19. Liza says:

    This book would be perfect for preparing my two daughters for the baby coming into our family in May.

  20. Beth says:

    Perfect book for my grandson who will have a new baby brother!

  21. Sophie says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I have a baby on the way and that is the question! How will we make room!?

  22. Helen says:

    With twins arriving later this spring, this book will be double the fun!

  23. Jody says:

    Please send them to my house!

  24. Rhia Davidson says:

    What a magically devine story book for children! Such a lovely addition to any library.

  25. Charissa says:

    Sounds like a super cute, perfect book to read to big brothers and sisters to-be!

  26. Brandy says:

    Love the concept! Thank you!

  27. Anne says:

    Would love this book! My two year old would enjoy another way to get ready for his little brother or sisters arrival in May.

  28. Anita DiNovo says:

    My little 18 month old boy and 5 year old girl will love to read this before their little sister arrives in 4 weeks! :)

  29. monica says:

    We got this book from the library and loved it! It is fun, sweet, creative!

  30. Cheryl says:

    This sounds like a wonderful story. I can’t wait to read it for myself!

  31. Chiska says:

    What a fun story! We’ve been doing just that at our house.

  32. corey says:

    sounds like a fun book. would love to see more pictures.

  33. Shelley says:

    I love the emphasis on community. Thank you.

  34. Tricia Burke says:

    This sounds like a fun and creative way to invite a new baby in. I love it! Thank you, Tricia Burke

  35. Katheryn says:

    Awww, sounds like a cute story. :)

  36. Amy Winkle says:

    Sounds like a great book! Fun to see a story with yarn in it! :)

  37. Dena says:

    I wish I had this for my babies but it will be perfect for the grandbabies

  38. susan says:

    Sounds like a lovely story.

  39. Marcella says:

    This sounds like an interesting book!

  40. Cathy says:

    I love this illustrator’s work, too. Would love to share it with my kindergarten class.

  41. Lisa says:

    Looks like a wonderful book – I’m always looking for great additions to our family library.

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