WAITING FOR JENNIFER by Kathryn Osebold Galbraith


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Nan and Thea squeeze unto Mama's lap as she shares a secret: ""There's going to be a new baby in the house."" The two girls are delighted; and even though the birth is six months away, they begin to discuss names for a baby sister. They wait impatiently through Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Washington's Birthday, until everyone is tired of waiting, and tired of hearing about the baby: a classmate says to first-grade Nan, ""Did your mom have two babies? Or is this the same old one?"" When it finally comes, the baby is not ""Jennifer"" but a little boy. The illustrations in pen and chalk have the same soothing warmth as the text. A gentle, mildly humorous story for reading aloud and sharing.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1987
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry/Macmillan