we have this book outa the library too and i agree it is great!! i read my dtr a few books about "the new baby" but i kept having to explain that mommy wouldnt be going to the hospital but would be at home like when i gave birth to her. (fingers crossed) this book shows the baby being born at home and has an illustration of the umbilical cord etc. cassia thought it was a snake!! so it was an opportunity to talk about that and other things involved in the birth!! i love the library and dont know what i would do without it.