By 5 out of 5 stars~ February 11, 2016 ~
This book filled my heart with love, and made me fill there’s plenty room for more. All I could think of was how lucky those babies were for having such a loving sister. Parents’ approach was inspiring. Very much recommended for kids which are soon going to have brothers or sisters. Taking the first step in this process so beautifully, is taking the right path to a loving family life, and consequently to raising loving, confident and creative kids. Thank you Tina for this lovely story. Lucky you!
By Kamla Kapur ~ January 11, 2016 ~ 5 out of 5 stars
This is a charming book and the illustrations are delightful. I was struck with the poignant detail that when Gabby couldn’t awaken the quads, her mother told her, ‘it is because they are in Dreamland and they don’t want to return. They like it there.’ Experiencing my mother after her stroke where she is barely conscious, I am struck once more by the bookending of life in similar circumstances. The mother’s explanation was heartening, consoling, and I thank Tina Frisco for the insight.
By Alexis Schiefelbein ~ March 1, 2015 ~ 5 out of 5 stars
Amazing book and illustrations. Gives you a little bit of a view in what life would be like for that older child who’s world is about to change all in one trip to the hospital for mom. I recommend this even for kids who will only have one sibling coming home with mom.
By Jenna Ruddy ~ January 22, 2015 ~ 5 out of 5 stars
My daughter is two and had Quadruplet siblings. Perfect book!
By Jan Sikes ~ December 26, 2014 ~ 5 out of 5 stars
This is a delightful story about an only child who is about to have four new siblings. Tina Frisco has written this story in a way that would be helpful to any household with a new (or multiple new) little ones on the way. The way the parents prepare Gabby to meet each child is insightful and shows a great method for involving the child with the new siblings.
The fact that this story is based on a real family makes it even more appealing. This book is beautifully illustrated. I loved that Tina included pictures of the family this story is about.
Entertaining and educational with great parenting tips.
By Chris Graham ~ December 11, 2014 ~ 5 out of 5 stars
What a delightful little book, perfect for when you already have a child who has been used to being the centre of attention and you are expecting another to arrive. This may help you announce and even introduce the newcomer. Great illustrations too and photos of the real family the story is based on.
By atray ~ November 17, 2014 ~ 5 out of 5 stars
This book was ADORABLY written and illustrated!!
By JC ~ November 16, 2014 ~ 5 out of 5 stars
Gabby is a single child that is about to have not one new baby brother or sister, but four!
As a parent, how can you make sure that your first born will not be filled with jealousy and insecurities when she sees four new babies come through the door? If you had siblings or if you are the parent of more than one child, I am sure that you know what I am talking about! If you felt you had less attention from your parents when they were struggling to keep the house together after the arrival of one baby, you can only imagine the consequences of a set of quadruplets.
In the book, Gabby’s parents decide to try a unique approach to get her support and secure her unconditional love for the little ones. Sure enough, Gabby reacts positively and is happy to lend a helping hand whenever it’s needed, which is always. The story has a happy ending, with the big family of seven enjoying each other’s company.
The book has the lovely illustrations of Amy Tokarczyk.
If you are a mother or a father trying to deal with your children’s sibling rivalry, pick up this book today and read it to them. If Gabby was able to turn all her love and attention to her little brothers and sister, I am sure your little one will be able too.