Karuna Riazi is a born and raised New Yorker, with a loving, large extended family and the rather trying experience of being the eldest sibling in her particular clan. Besides pursuing a BA in English literature from Hofstra University, she is an online diversity advocate, blogger, and publishing intern. Karuna is fond of tea, Korean […]
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 7th 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
So sometimes you get questions about where babies come from and the kids asking these questions are a bit too young for the birds and the bees talk so you have to get creative about your answers.
This is that story.
Sometimes It”s Storks is about a baby who is sent out to his family on a stork and is somehow misplaced (the stork does a bum job). He has a host of adventures before ending up with his family. Some of the adventures are just a tiny bit hair raising as the baby finds himself in dire straits–he even ends up in a zoo on the wrong side of the bars if you know what I mean.
But he ultimately has a happy ending.
The art is interesting and I liked it; blue babies are fun. Some people may not like it; it’s very much a matter of taste. I think kids will enjoy this. Recommended.
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