The birth of a new child into a family can prompt emotions of jealousy, loneliness and confusion in young children towards the newborn. Rhian Howells’ I’m Still Your Auntie focuses on this situation from the eyes of the child as they move through these emotions, before feeling a sense of pride at their new position as an older family member and adjustment to life with the new baby.
Perhaps the most unique aspect of Rhian Howell’s story is its focus on the child’s adjustment to the birth of a new cousin, rather than a sibling. This story highlights the fact that children can feel the same emotions, regardless of whether the new baby is an immediate family member or not.
Colourfully illustrated by Jennifer Kirkham, these pictures are heavily based on real-life characters in Rhian’s life and bring a wonderful personal touch to the story.