CastleBuilders BooClips recently released a really cute iBook called I Was Here First by Chen Cohen-Merary. The illustrations are quite fun and most families have had this experience of a family pet who had to adjust when a new baby arrived. Especially with dogs, who tend to be our surrogate children pre-babies! I know our dog, Bear, was the center of our world until our daughter was born but luckily he was just protective of her and didn’t have an issue with having to share his “pack”. I had a chance to correspond with Chen who resides in Israel to tell us more about how this story idea came about.
Of course, after some time – everything fell into place and the siblings became best friends and developed a close relationship – and that is exactly what happened when Amit was about 8 months – around that time – He and Berry started to develop a close relationship. I decided to write down my story – because I thought it was a different angle on the subject about the way children deal with the arrival of new baby to the family. Also I wanted kids to understand that our pets have feelings just as do we and that they are affected from life changing events too.
Thank you Chen for your time and telling us about your fun story!
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Here is the link to the iBook in iTunes: “I Was Here First..” http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/i-was-here-first/id520490540?mt=11
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Have you had a similar experience with a pet and a new baby?
Check out this cute picture Chen sent in of her son Amit and Berry.