For children who are on the verge of having a new brother or sister, this gentle and witty preparation book (its disguise is quite masterful) should make angels where demons might reside. It is a little girl who tells about all the mothers and fathers in her house- two cats, two bassett hounds and her own parents. Each pair produces and as the mothers get rounder and rounder, the little girl, and the fathers, are delighted with 4 kittens, 7 puppies, and i baby respectively. The pictures by Adrienne Adams are archly sweet and pink. Weak stitching.