English and Spanish Edition combined
A book for siblings of NICU babies. Shares fears, worries of young children
Come with Katie and visit her new brother.
“She couldn’t wait until that special day when he would come home. She already liked Christopher, and she just knew he was going to like her, too.”
Author: Elizabeth Hawkins-Walsh, RN
Illustrator: Anne Catherine Blake
Ages 4 and up
I bought this book for my 2.5-year-old daughter whose little brother was in the NICU. It helped her understand what was happening with him. Because of Covid, she couldn't visit him in the NICU like the sister in the book, but that was ok, she didn't get upset by this. I think this would be great book for NICUs to have for families. The Spanish translation was of good quality as well (my daughter speaks Spanish as her primary language; that's why I wanted a bilingual book.) Although the illustrations might appear a bit dated towards a 1990s style, I found the book still very relevant in 2021.