Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals
Who knew icons could be adorable? Mo Willems has written and illustrated the most original book I’ve read in years. His guide to welcome a new baby, Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals, is humorous, thought-provoking, and even contains some practical advice about life with other humans. It sets forth some of the situations a baby will encounter in the first months of life, both positive and negative, but always with the reassurance that baby will be supported and loved through it all.
The icons Willems created to accompany the instructions in the guide are at once hilarious and endearing.
This book is a departure from Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and Waiting Is Not Easy!, which are only two of his many books for children that turn mere words into amazingly entertaining stories, but it delivers on a different creative level. I predict that Willems’ most recent effort will be enjoyed by a wide range of age groups: older brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles—the list is endless.
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