If you have toddlers or preschoolers waiting for a new sibling to arrive, and you’re looking for a story to read to them in French, I recommend Il y a une maison dans ma maman.
With cute, descriptive illustrations, the story follows a little boy who is very curious about the baby growing in his mommy’s tummy. Fun and educational but easy to read, this book is perfect for little ones who are waiting for their younger sibling to arrive.
Book title: Il y a une maison dans ma maman
Author: Giles Andreae & Vanessa Cabban
Publisher: Gautier Languereau
Recommended ages: 18 months and up
Page numbers: 32p
Story: A soon-to-be big brother learns about how a baby can grow inside his mommy’s tummy, looking forward to the day he gets to meet his little brother. He thinks about how his mommy’s tummy is like a house for the baby.
Illustrations: The fun detail of the illustrations captures a boy’s daily life during his mom’s pregnancy, as he and his father eagerly await his new sibling’s arrival.
Read aloud: A simple story with easy words and phrases that newer readers can tackle without feeling overwhelmed.
Check out these children’s books that will captivate your little one’s heart:
- La très bonne idée de Bébé Souris—a heartwarming French translation of a children’s book, about a little mouse’s love for his dad