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There’s Going to Be a Baby–and a picture book giveaway! October 28, 2010

Posted by Galaxy in Uncategorized.

John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury are beloved British children’s book authors and illustrators who happen to be married. Over the course of their marriage, however, they have never collaborated on a book–until now. There’s Going to Be a Baby, which Burningham wrote and Oxenbury illustrated, is a narrative of the wait for a new baby to be born. A mother and son carry on a conversation over the months before his new brother or sister arrives, as both wonder what the baby might be like. Will it be a chef? A banker? Will it make messes on the rug? Imagining all sorts of scenarios, the little boy wonders if he might not want a new baby after all. When the time comes to see the baby for the first time, though, he is full of excitement and curiosity. The old-fashioned color palette and funny illustrations of the baby performing in various imagined careers make this a special book to share with all expectant families.

Now, it just so happens that there IS going to be a baby at The Galaxy Bookshop! For those of you who haven’t heard yet, Sandy is expecting a baby in March. After taking some time off to spend at home, she plans to be back with baby in tow.

In honor of this announcement (and thanks to Candlewick Publishers–one of our favorite children’s publishers) we have a copy  of There’s Going to Be a Baby to give away! To enter to win, leave a comment on this post–we’ll choose a winner at random next Friday, November 5.

Read a Q&A with Burningham and Oxenbury.


1. jenny - October 28, 2010

congrats sandy!! that’s exciting news 🙂 i’m due in june with our third and this book would be a wonderful story for our girls. thanks!

2. Susan O'Connell - October 28, 2010

Huge, gob-stopping, delightul congratulations Sandy! I had no idea, and am so thrilled to hear the news. What a lucky baby! And what a great way to share the news!

3. Katie - November 5, 2010

Growing up in a world of books — could there be anything better? 🙂

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