This Is the First Book I Will Read to You (Hardcover)

This Is the First Book I Will Read to You By Francesco Sedita, Magenta Fox (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Francesco Sedita, Magenta Fox (Illustrator)
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A new dad gets ready to share the love of reading with his baby for the first time.

It's baby's first story time and a new dad is excited to read to his child. He's also a little nervous. Which book should he choose? And what if it doesn't settle the baby to sleep? After bath time, picking out pj's, and the perfect swaddle, it's time to cuddle up to read together. And begins the special journey that only starts when a book is opened. Father and baby are transported to the soothing world of their story, sharing the special love of reading together for the first time. Filled with both tenderness and wonder, This Is the First Book I Will Read to You is the ultimate baby shower gift for book-loving parents and their newest readers.

About the Author

Francesco Sedita is the creator of the Miss Popularity book series, the Emmy-winning The Who Was? Show on Netflix, and many other books in his job at Penguin Young Readers. Follow Francesco on Instagram: @mr_francesco.

Magenta Fox was born in southwest London in 1994. She studied English at the University of Exeter, and since moving back to London in 2015, she has been working as a children's book designer. These days she works freelance—illustrating, writing, and designing children's books from her flat in south London. Visit Magenta online at, or on Instagram: @madge_fox.

Praise For…

". . . new caregivers will readily absorb the themes and appreciate the encouragement to create shared reading time with even the youngest children." Kirkus Reviews

"Sedita and Fox have created a wistful story reminiscent of many childhood favorites, but this time from a father’s perspective and including his future hopes of closeness with his child."School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593405055
ISBN-10: 0593405056
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English