'A thing to treasure and keep close at hand.' Emily Haworth-Booth, author of The King Who Banned The Dark
A moving, funny exploration of life as the parent of a lockdown baby, by illustrator Pia Bramley
Since March 2020, babies have been born into a world of masks, hand washing and social distancing. They met their grandparents on video calls. Their parents held them up to windows and took them for long walks in the rain.
Pia Bramley’s illustrations capture the intimacy of the small, strange world of the pandemic baby. Drawing on her own experience as a new parent, she follows a child through the course of its first year: the quiet streets of the first lockdown, the relative freedom of summer, the long nights of autumn and winter and, finally, new hope as spring arrives and life begins to open up again. Moving, funny and deeply honest, this is a book for every parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or friend who waited to hold their pandemic baby.