• 9780807591086
  • March 2015

Other Places to Buy


  • Kyle’s special resting place becomes increasingly smaller as his mother’s stomach grows with his as yet unborn sibling…Throughout the gentle story offers reassurance that there is, indeed, love enough for all.

    - School Library Journal

  • Written with tenderness and warmth, this reassuring story about a black family is beautifully complemented by watercolor illustrations showing Kyle’s temporary displacement as well as his involvement in family activities. An ideal book for a quiet, cozy time.

    - Booklist

  • Overall, the book is wholesome and appealing and has the added dividend for many collections that the characters are African-Americans.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • In simple, soothing language Corey conveys the thoughts and feelings of a child anticipating the birth of a sibling. Poydar’s cozy colored pencil and watercolor illustrations vividly portray Kyle’s feelings and interaction with others. The rhythmic text and spirited illustrations blend to reach the very youngest children.

    - Publishers Weekly


Common Core

RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9 RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
  • ATOS Level: 2.20