Welcoming a baby into the world is a magical moment that deserves to be celebrated. Actress Gabrielle Union believes in this idea so much that she wrote a new kids’ book called Welcome to the Party. The book is a universal love letter from parents to their tots, with Union’s biggest inspiration coming from her daughter Kaavia James Union-Wade.

In an Instagram post with her daughter, Union explains she wants “all [of] our children to feel seen, respected, appreciated, and loved.” Check out the cuteness below.


This is the first book Union has written for kids, but she was previously a New York Times bestselling author for We’re Going to Need More Wine. Join the party on May 5.

About the author

Nicole Savas

Nicole Savas

As a kid, Nicole either wanted to be a professional toy player-wither or a writer. Somehow, as social media editor for The Toy Insider, The Toy Book, and The Pop Insider, she’s found a career as both. She's grateful to work somewhere that she can fully embrace both her love of teddy bears and her admiration for the Oxford comma. When she's not playing with toys at work, she's playing with her baby girl at home.