Eve is very close to her two mummies, so when baby Stanley joins the family she isn’t quite sure what to expect. She hopes that he’ll play with her and share her love of trains, but she knows that babies cry a lot and she’s not looking forward to the dirty nappies!
The path they tread will be a familiar one for many parents of more than one child. Eve is initially excited about the new baby but this quickly turns to resentment as Stanley gets lots of attention for things she doesn’t deem that interesting. He can’t talk, he can’t play and he messes with her train set all the time. Eve decides that there’s only one thing for it – Stanley will have to go back to wherever he came from so that she can have her mummies back!
Then one day, Eve throws a ball and everything changes. Stanley wobbles towards it on uncertain legs, picks it up and returns it. A game! As Stanley’s ability to interact with the world grows, Eve realises that maybe there’s room in this family (and her heart) for a little brother after all.
There are lots of books out there which cover the topic of a new sibling but this one stands out because it is so wonderfully diverse. Featuring a mixed race, LGBT family, the story embodies the publisher’s commitment to ensuring every child has the opportunity to see themselves in the books they read. Parakeet Books – we salute you <3
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Disclosure: The publisher provided us with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.