Dog's First Baby: A Board Book (Dog and Cat's First #1) (Board book)

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A perfect book for any dog who wants to know what to expect when their humans are getting a new baby.

— Cass

November/December 2021 Kids Indie Next List

“What a perfect board book for any dog owner who’s expecting! Natalie Nelson perfectly captures the curiosity and bond that a dog develops with their new human friend. This would make a sweet shower gift for anyone who claims they have a furry baby.”
— Stephany Pachowka, Hockessin Book Shelf, Hockessin, DE


I am a dog. 
Are you a dog?

Welcoming a new baby to the family isn’t always easy. When his humans bring home someone new, Dog is determined to sniff out the truth. Is this arrival another dog, or something else? As Dog investigates, he might just find a new friend in this loud, silly creature.
With Dog’s First Baby, Natalie Nelson captures the wonder and humor of a new baby through a dog’s eyes. Sure to delight kids and dog parents alike, this playful and heartwarming board book promises to be a repeat read-aloud. 

Celebrate more new experiences with Cat's First Baby, and get into the holiday spirit with Dog's First Christmas.

About the Author

Natalie Nelson is an illustrator, picture book maker, and collage artist. Her previous titles include Dog’s First Baby, Cat’s First Baby, and Holiday!. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her family, and you can visit her online at

Praise For…

Kids Indie Next List Pick
A 2022 Georgia Author of the Year Award nominee

Bookstagang's Best Board Book of 2021

“A playful and funny romp that will appeal to dog-owning tots.”Kirkus Reviews

“Darling, bold collages and minimal text present the arrival of a new baby from the family dog’s perspective, with enough wry humor to make even adult readers smile.”—School Library Journal

“Children will delight at seeing the baby from the point of view of a dog, especially those who live with four-legged friends. Those who don’t have puppies around will be sure to beg for one after reading this board book treasure.”—New York Journal of Books

“Original, playful and heartwarming.”Midwest Book Review

“The perfect books for families with pets and a new baby.”—Youth Services Book Reviews

“A fun addition to storytime and board book collections, this would be especially fitting for a storytime about - or with - dogs, with a few points for emphasizing how to safely and kindly interact with our four-pawed friends.”—Jean Little Library
Product Details
ISBN: 9781683692799
ISBN-10: 1683692799
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication Date: October 5th, 2021
Pages: 28
Language: English
Series: Dog and Cat's First