(Walker Books, July 4, 2019)
In a perfect gift for new and expectant parents, a gentle story pays tribute to the wonder and emotion of a family’s first quiet days with a newborn.The house is hushed. The lights are low. We’re basking in a newborn glow.The note on the door says, “See you soon.” Why? Because inside the cosy house, a baby has arrived! The world is eager to meet the newcomer, but there will be time enough for that later. Right now, the family is on its babymoon, at home with their newborn with the world at bay: cocooning, connecting, learning and muddling through each new concern. Paired with winsome illustrations by Juana Martinez-Neal, Hayley Barrett’s lyrical ode to these tender first days will resonate with new families everywhere.