Product Description A New York Times bestseller! Mama and baby make one incredible team in this new picture book from New York Times bestselling author and Peloton instructor extraordinaire Robin Arzón.Before I met you, I dreamed of you. This is the story of how we first met. Ultramarathons. Bike sprints. Squats and deadlifts. Naps. Kitchen dance parties! All of it is in preparation for meeting Pequeno, the “Little One” growing in this strong mama’s belly. From first heartbeats and fluttery kicks to grinning grandparents and that first loud cry -- pregnancy might just be the biggest workout yet! But there's nothing this mom and new baby can't tackle together as a team.New York Times bestselling author and Peloton Head Instructor Robin Arzón takes readers on sweat-packed journey through motherhood in this affirming and heartwarming celebration of mothers and parents everywhere. From School Library Journal PreS-Gr 3—An ode to pregnancy and the importance of exercise during that time. The Latinx mother-to-be is an athlete and knows the benefits of exercise, eating right, and taking care of herself. Addressing her baby, Mama describes the changes in her body, the joy of feeling her baby kick, and the love felt both by her and "your dad," who is brown-haired and green-eyed with lighter skin, as well as by the child's "abuela, abuelo, tía, tíos, primos." The book does not go into depth about the developing baby or the birth; rather, it is an exploration of Mama's changing body and her feelings about becoming a mother. The vivid colors on the cover are muted in the book itself. When the narrator mentions listening to the baby's heartbeat on headphones at an ultrasound, no headphones are shown in the illustration. A scene in which the mother uses a Peloton bike feels too much like product placement. VERDICT If a library is looking for an introduction to the importance of exercise during pregnancy, this would fit. But despite a glowing endorsement of health and fitness, it is not an essential addition.—Joan Kindig About the Author Robin Arzón graduated magna cum laude from New York University and Villanova University School of Law, and is the New York Times bestselling author of Shut Up and Run. As Vice President of Fitness Programming and Head Instructor at Peloton, she believes that sweat transforms lives, and her story is living proof. In 2020, she was named one of the most influential people on Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list.Addy Rivera Sonda is a Mexican illustrator, who loves color, learning, and exploring ways in which we could build a kinder and more sustainable world. Her biggest inspiration for drawing is that she knows that stories and art are slowly but surely changing the way people understand themselves and perceive others, building empathy, and a more inclusive world.
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