By: Alison McGhee

Illustrated by: Kate Alizadeh

Published: February 1, 2020

Publisher: Two Lions

Celebrating a new baby and all their firsts are such an amazing experience. McGhee has put that beautiful time into a story for parents to read to their children as they grow up.

Somewhere in the world, at this very moment, there is a new baby who is now the youngest person alive. What will be the first things the new baby sees, hears, smells, and touches? As the parents continue to share this experience with their child as he grows, they soon realize that someday he will have a new baby that is the youngest person alive and will start the cycle all over again.

This is a heartwarming story of parental love and those special moments of their child exploring their senses for the first time. The wonder of the child is present in the illustrations as well as the joy of the parents seeing their child take the first step or seeing the ocean for the first time. I teared up the first time I read through it and then again when I read it to my two great-nieces at bedtime.

McGhee and Alizadeh have collaborated to create a truly beautiful book and one to read again and again to your child. This would be the perfect book to give to new or expecting parents. Especially if you are the future grandparent, you should definitely gift this to your future grandchild. The sentiment inside this story is perfect for such an occasion.

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Alison McGhee is the author of many highly acclaimed works. Her children’s books include the #1 New York Times bestseller Someday, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds; the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award-winning Bink & Gollie, co-written with Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Tony Fucile; and the Christopher Award-winning Firefly Hollow, illustrated by Christopher Denise. Her novels for adults include Pulitzer Prize nominee Shadow Baby and Never Coming Back. She lives in Minnesota, Vermont, and California. Learn more at

Kate Alizadeh is the author-illustrator of Quiet and the illustrator of That Is Actually MY Blanket, Baby! by Angie Morgan. Her distinctive hand lettering appears on the covers of Unboxed and Second Best Friend by Non Pratt, and her black-and-white illustrations are featured in Proud: Stories, Poetry and Art on the Theme of Pride, compiled by Juno Dawson. A graduate of Falmouth University, she is currently based in Northern Ireland. Learn more at

When our daughter was little, I remember seeing SOMEDAY in the children’s section of Barnes and Noble and loving the sentiment in the story. I purchased it and read it often to her and am thrilled to add another Alison McGhee to our book collection.

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