BookHounds Episode 5: Behold! A Baby

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Show Notes

 Behold! A Baby

Written by Stephanie Watson, Illustrated by Joy Ang

Published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Why I Liked Behold! A Baby

  • Heartwarming topic and solution
  • The big brother has a deep change of heart.  It won’t be for long and it’s more toward his role in the family than toward his brother.

How to Read Behold! A Baby

  • Use four different types of voices. Speak quickly, slowly, loudly and quietly.
  • Have kids hold a doll or stuffed animal and behave like a big sibling
  • Stand as you read the book, like a ringmaster.
  • Use very exaggerated expressions

Activities for Behold! A Baby

  • Make an obstacle course with blocks and other toys for the “baby” to crawl through.
  • Eat bananas
  • Make up a secret language
  • Have kids write notes to each other about why they love each other.

Questions to ask about Behold! A Baby

  • What do you think Big Brother was feeling?
  • When did his feelings change?
  • Do you think he will always like his little brother?


Want more great ideas?  Check out Family Planning, FFTC’s Monthly Newsletter.


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Gianna Kordatzky

I am married to the craziest, most awesome man I know. We have four kids--Ranging in ages from 5-10. You can learn more about my life as a mother and wife at .

I love to throw parties and be with friends. I love to read my Bible and grow closer to God. I love to eat and exercise. I have learned to love coffee.
And I could really use a nap.

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