Pandemic Baby (eBook)
Becoming a Parent in Lockdown
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‘A thing to treasure and keep close at hand. I would prescribe it to the lost and the lonely, the busy and the overburdened, the heart-broken and the happy’ – Emily Haworth-Booth
A moving, funny exploration of life as the parent of a lockdown baby, by illustrator Pia Bramley.
Since March 2020, babies have been born into a world of masks, hand washing and social distancing. They met their grandparents on video calls. Their parents held them up to windows and took them for long walks in the rain.
Pia Bramley’s illustrations capture the intimacy of the small, strange world of the pandemic baby. She draws on her own experience as a new parent, telling the story of a child's first year against the backdrop of the pandemic: the quiet streets of the first lockdown, the relative freedom of summer, the long nights of autumn and winter and, finally, new hope as spring arrives and life begins to open up again. Moving, funny and deeply honest, this is a book for every parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or friend who waited to hold their pandemic baby.
Pia Bramley studied at the Royal Drawing School and the University of Brighton. Pandemic Baby is her first book.