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101 Things to Do with Baby

Written by Jan Ormerod

  • 32 Pages
  • 9781554983797
  • Reading age from 4
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Counting
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Family / New Baby
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings



Publication Date April 01, 2014

Celebrating its 30th year in print, now back in hardcover, a classic picture book from renowned author and illustrator Jan Ormerod.

What do you do with a new baby? An imaginative older sister and her parents explore this question in this sweet and authentic depiction of a day in the life of a young family.

Whether Big Sister is feeding, entertaining or dressing her baby brother (in Mom’s hat or Dad’s shoes!), Jan Ormerod illustrates a warm, and occasionally challenging story of family, perfect for older siblings getting to know their new brothers or sisters.

Originally published in 1984, this book is a timeless depiction of family life and the important role older siblings play.


Jan Ormerod

Jan Ormerod was born in Western Australia and grew up with three older sisters. From a young age, she was engaged in visual arts, inspired by many different sources, including comic books. After art school, Ormerod became an Associate of the Western Australian Institute of Technology and Design. She also taught art to talented students in secondary-school enrichment programs.

Jan Ormerod’s first picture book, Sunshine (1981) won the Mother Goose Award. She went on to publish more than fifty books, winning many more awards. Her other well-known works include Moonlight, Goodbye Mousie, Miss Mouse’s Day, Lizzie Nonsense and Water Witcher.


"A great gift for youngsters awaiting the arrival of a new baby sister or brother." Waterloo Record

""One of the very best books for new siblings."" School Library Journal