This whimsically illustrated book is designed to help older siblings learn about an unborn baby’s growth, bond with their new sibling before the birth, and see God’s creating hand in the process of gestation. During her own pregnancies, author Michelle Cole enjoyed the many resources for new parents that teach about the awe-inspiring development that occurs before a baby is born, but lamented the lack of similar resources for younger family members. She found that young children’s books on prenatal development were rare, especially ones that presented God as the author of this new life. She wrote The Baby in Mommy’s Tummy to help young children— especially new big brothers and big sisters—to bond with their unborn siblings and see God’s creating hand.
About the author:
Michelle Cole earned a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in theology at the University of Dallas. She continued her education at Texas A&M University, earning a Ph.D. in biology. A wife and mother, she lives in Houston, Texas.
About the illustrator:
Artist ISz (a name which expresses that which simply “is”) created the simple, childlike drawings in this book and the pen and ink drawings in We the Little People. His larger works of art, including paintings and sculpture, are on display in galleries in the U.S. and internationally and in his studio in Chicago.