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When the World Was Waiting for You    by Gillian Shields & Anna Currey order for
When the World Was Waiting for You
by Gillian Shields
Order:  USA  Can
Bloomsbury, 2011 (2011)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

The rabbit family is awaiting a new arrival. As the joyful day approaches, everyone pitches in to prepare for the new baby bunny. The nursery is made warm and snug with a crib, blanket, lamp and rug. The family's other three bunnies keep asking, 'Will it be soon?'

Soon the wait is over and the little one arrives. The family is glad and full of joy as everyone wants to hold the baby close. As the good news spreads, other family members come to visit the new arrival.

This joyful and sweet picture book with its marvelous illustrations captures the anticipation and then the joy when a new child appears in the household.

You'll want to share the tender moments the rabbit family experiences with your own youngsters, especially if you have another baby on the way. But even if there is not an anticipated new addition to the family, this story also stresses how special any child is and how a baby brings joy into any household. This will make any youngster feel special.

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