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The Menino By Isol

The Menino
by Isol

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"When the new baby arrives, both the baby and the parents are in for a steep learning curve. In this book--born out of personal experience-- ... author/illustrator Isol brings us a dual narrative and guide"

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The Menino: A Story Based on Real Events by Isol

A book for babies and their parents about the whole new world that they both encounter when the baby arrives.

When the new baby arrives, both the baby and the parents are in for a steep learning curve. In this book, born out of personal experience, internationally renowned author/illustrator Isol brings us a dual narrative and guide. For babies, there's a rich range of images of babies and all their functions to look at. From crying, to nursing, to peeing and pooing, to looking, to hearing, to deciding that this weird new world they've entered is worth staying in (because they finally recognize that in every grown-up they see there is a former baby), there are hours of fun and amusement, since babies love nothing better than looking at and talking about themselves.

For parents, this is a wonderful exploration of the new world this stranger-baby brings with him or her. Amusingly written, the text presents in a humorous, wry way all the facets of the new baby's reality. A great gift for new parents both before and after baby is born.

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"The house is peaceful.
The neighborhood is silent.
The cat, asleep.
The people, busy with their own things.

Days follow one another in an orderly way:
after Tuesday, comes Wednesday.

Until the Menino arrives." - from the book

New York Times Notable Children's Books of the Year

"Human biology is made fresh and magnificent again. The shocking perfection of our bodies and our mode of growing these bodies is celebrated." New York Times

"Tender and funny, a celebration of the hard work that takes place on both sides to settle the complicated little traveler into its new world." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"The trope that imagines a baby as an exotic creature or perhaps even an alien is taken to full and nearly irresistible flower." Kirkus Reviews

"The book ends on a particularly affirmative note, recognizing our common baby origins and common human trajectories." - Horn Book Magazine

About Isol

Isol is one of the most famous authors and illustrators of children's books in the world. She has won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, has twice been selected as a finalist for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and has won a Golden Apple at the Biennial of Illustration, Bratislava. Her many publications include It's Useful to Have a Duck, Beautiful Griselda, Nocturne and Petit, the Monster. Isol is also an advertising illustrator, a professional singer, and a comic book writer. And perhaps best of all, for the purposes of this book, she is a new mother. She lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Elisa Amado lives in Toronto.

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The Menino: A Story Based on Real Events by Isol
Used - Very Good
Groundwood Books Ltd ,Canada
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.