Special Care Babies
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A little boy tells a story in the first person about his premature baby sister and the care she receives. Details about ventilators, tubes and nursing care are sensitively explained,. Sharper issues like the baby in the next incubator who didn't survive aren't evaded. The humdrum implications of hospitalisation for the rest of the family aren't glossed over either ('It gests a bit boring'). Attention to text and pictures is characteristically careful. The book is sponsored by BLISS, the national charity for the newborn and should have a place in infant/first school classroom collections.