Room for the Baby (Hardcover)

By Michelle Edwards, Jana Christy (Illustrator)
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What's a family to do when there's a baby on the way but no place to put a crib?
The big brother-to-be is worried. His mom does have a sewing room, but its every nook and cranny is stuffed with cast-off items and outgrown clothes that people have given her to recycle and reuse--some day. Now that day has come--because the new arrival will need someplace to sleep and something to wear. So the resourceful mom gets to work, making new clothes from old to outfit the baby-to-be.
Inspired by her creativity, the neighbors get involved, and soon everyone is stitching and knitting something. As the months go by and the family celebrates the Jewish holidays from Passover to Hanukkah, big brother helps his mom get ready, too. But things move slowly and he continues to worry: will there ever be room for the baby?

About the Author

Roy Blankenship is the creator of The HopeQuest Model: a Christian based therapeutic model for radical life change developed for people facing life dominating difficulties. He is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and founder of The HopeQuest Ministry Group, Inc. and the executive leader of the pastoral counseling ministry at First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Georgia. His methods have been recognized and esteemed by Dr. Johnny Hunt, Dr. Glen Havens M.D.; Dr. Cathy Morris, M.D.; Dr. Brenda Wagner, Ph. D.; Charles A. Stokes, MS, LPC, LMFT; Pat Harvel, LMFT; Dr. Michael Systma, Ph. D.; Dr. Doug Rosenau, Dr. Mark Laaser, Ph. D.; Marnie Faree, LMFT; and others. His methods have also been seen and featured on The Dr. Phil Show; Atlanta Live, Radio Talk show host: Just Ask Roy; Atlanta Journal & Constitution; and Cherokee Tribune. Roy has over 7,500 counseling hours providing professional intensive therapy services. He has facilitated over 50 Intensive Group Therapy Workshops serving and helping countless individuals, couples, and families. He enjoys tinkering with technology and is a whiz with computer software having worked in commercial data processing and managing computing centers for regional bank conglomerates for decades. A concert pianist in his early 20's, Roy has recently taken up an interest in piloting planes and can be seen performing at a community theater. Roy lives in Woodstock Ga with his wife Nancy of 30 years.

Jana Christydid much of the art for this book during hurricane-force winds on a small island off the coast of Nova Scotia flags flapped and walls shook in a house that looks remarkably like the house in this story. Sheloves drawing girls with attitude, boys with pluck, the chickens that wander around her garden, punks, robots, cavemen and zombies, bleak weather, windy days, sea creatures, and more. She loves creating handmade minibooks with her husband, exploring new places with her children, and letting her brain and brushes wander. She lives in North Adams, Massachusetts.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780375870903
ISBN-10: 0375870903
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 25th, 2012
Pages: 24
Language: English