Little Rabbit's New Baby by Harry Horse
This is one of the first "new baby books" I found to read with Juliet. It's completely adorable and fun. I love both the story and the illustrations.
Little Rabbit's mama is going to have a baby. He listens to her belly and says, "Hurry up, baby! Come out of my mama's tummy and play with me." (Juliet has started saying this as well!)
Mama has the baby at the rabbit hospital (on her own apparently) and then when Papa Rabbit and Little Rabbit show up to visit, they discover not one, but THREE babies. Triplets.
Papa Rabbit has to sit down.
They take the triplets home and Little Rabbit tries to get them to play with him, but all they do is cry and sleep. He gets frustrated and angry and eventually tells them to leave him alone.
This makes them sad and they cry inconsolably until Little Rabbit comes back, shares his toys, and rocks them to sleep. Mama is so proud of her little helper.
It's a sweet book that is fun to read over and over again. The only problem is that now Juliet is expecting me to give birth to triplets.
Sorry, kid. NOT happening.
The only triplets in our house are these little plastic bag rabbits that I made for her one afternoon after several mentions to her upcoming "triplets". I just cut up some shopping bags, stuffed the bottoms, tied them off, stuffed another section to make the head, tied it off and fashioned some ears.
We tied ribbon scraps around their necks and drew faces on with sharpies. Fun. Easy. Free.
Juliet has carried these babies around the house all week and even outside for a run in the sprinkler one warm afternoon!