Exclusive first look at artist Sophie Blackall’s new children’s book
Even if you don’t know illustrator Sophie Blackall’s name, you’ve definitely seen her work: Her posters are all over the subway. Now, she’s written and illustrated a new book (out May 1) that tackles a tricky parenting topic: explaining to young kids where babies come from.
“The Baby Tree” is about a young boy whose parents tell him that they are going to have a baby. This gets him wondering where exactly babies come from, and when he asks the different people in his life — his teacher, babysitter, grandfather and more — he gets some pretty funny answers. But besides being amusing, the book does end up giving a true explanation of where babies come from, in a way that’s easy for kids to understand and won’t make you blush.
Here, Blackall shares some of the book’s illustrations exclusively with Metro.
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