Author(s): Mick Manning
An inventive, interactive book that shows how a baby grows inside its mother's tummy over the nine months of pregnancy. Each of the 9 months is explored over a double-page section using an ingenious half-page flap to reveal what is going on inside a mum's tum and clearly showing how a baby develops. The lively but detailed illustrations, the clear, friendly text and the gentle humour make this book perfect to share with a child to explore where they came from or to discuss what is happening when a new baby is on its way.
PUBLICATION SEPTEMBER 2013
Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom are a creative team who work together on both text and illustration. Together they have produced many titles for Franklin Watts and won many awards, including the Silver Smarties prize for The World Is Full of Babies, the TES information book award for What's Under the Bed? and the English Association non-fiction award for Wash, Scrub, Brush! and Voices of the Rainforest. They live in the Scottish Borders.
Month 1 week 4: Mum finds out she's pregnant Month 2 week 8: The embryo is growing Month 3 week 12: Time for a scan to see our baby inside Month 4 week 16: Mum is getting bigger and her jeans are getting tighter Month 5 week 20: Mum is doing exercises - and so is our baby Month 6 week 24: Our baby can hear sounds now Month 7 week 28: Our baby is really kicking now Month 8 week 32: Mum's tum is huge - nearly there now Month 9 week 36: Our baby's arrived Our bonny baby Index