May 1, 2023
This week hosts Mike Nawrocki and Sarah Humphrey talk with author Kathleen Long Bostrom about her new book, Since the Baby Came: A Sibling's Learning-to-Love Story in 16 Poems.
This charming, playful story-in-verse
introduces children to a variety of different poetic forms while
walking them through all the twists and turns of welcoming a new
baby into the family.
Mama is having a baby.
Everything’s starting to change.
God, can you tell me what happened?
Life is becoming so strange.
Since the Baby Came offers a unique take on a timeless topic. The heartfelt and humorous drama unfolds completely in verse, addressing the full range of emotions a young child experiences when a new baby joins the family—from surprise and confusion to feelings of neglect and jealousy to wholehearted tenderness and affection. The book also introduces young children to the playfulness and fun of various forms of poetry, from senryu to villanelle.
Look out! It’s a diaper volcano!
Forgive me for being abrupt.
There isn’t much time to explain—OH!
That thing is about to erupt!