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Everywhere babies
Meyers, Susan.
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Publication Information:
San Diego : Harcourt, 2001.
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Describes babies and the things they do from the time they are born until their first birthday.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.6 0.5 47502.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.9 1 Quiz: 37811 Guided reading level: I.
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PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Every day, everywhere, babies are born. They're kissed and dressed and rocked and fed--and completely adored by the families who love them. With an irresistible rhyming text and delightfully endearing illustrations, here is an exuberant celebration of playing, sleeping, crawling, and of course, very noisy babies doing all the wonderful things babies do best.

Author Notes

SUSAN MEYERS is the author of Everywhere Babies, illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Marla Frazee, and many other picture books. She lives in Northern California.
MARLA FRAZEE has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, some of which she also wrote. Her picture book A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever was named a Caldecott Honor Book. She is also the author and illustrator of Walk On! A Guide for Babies of All Ages; Santa Claus, the World's Number One Toy Expert; Roller Coaster; and Hush, Little Baby. She is the illustrator of Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers, The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman, Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild by Mem Fox, and more. Marla Frazee lives in Pasadena, California. Visit her website at ."

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 2^-4. This cheerful picture book celebrates the first year of life. The rhythmic, rhyming text hums along pleasantly, repeating the same four words at the beginning of each stanza, as in "Every day, everywhere, babies play games--peek-a-boo, pat-a-cake, this-little-piggy, roll-the-ball, ride-the-horse, jiggety-jiggy." Parents will appreciate that the art has not only multicultural representation but also includes a mother breastfeeding, along with the usual pictures of infants fed from bottles. The many moods, expressions, and body movements of babies are faithfully, gracefully rendered in the pencil drawings, and brightened with watercolors in rather muted hues. Small children will find plenty of action and detail to lure them into the illustrations, which will validate their experiences by showing familiar activities and equipment. A charming and sometimes amusing representation of babyhood. --Carolyn Phelan

Publisher's Weekly Review

"Every day, everywhere, babies are born," writes Meyers (Hello Jenny), as Frazee (The Seven Silly Eaters) presents the first in a series of wry, elegant watercolor vignettes: a row of multiracial, swaddled newborns whose expressions range from "How did I get here?" to utter boredom. The pages that follow prove that ministering to babies is all-pervasive as well. "Every day, everywhere," as each spread announces in hand-lettered display type, babies are either collecting kisses, getting schlepped, exhausting their parents (a state that Frazee portrays with knowing and hilarious precision), toddling or growing. Rhyming text in smaller type elaborates on each theme: e.g., to "Every day, everywhere, babies are carried " Meyers adds, "in backpacks, in front packs, in slings, and in strollers, in car seats, and bike seats, and on Daddy's shoulders." As Meyers builds to the expected coda (babies being "loved for trying so hard, for traveling so far, for being so wonderful... just as they are!"), it's Frazee's canny wit that tips the work away from sentimentality to evoke a wide range of emotions. A charming paean to the adoration (and accessories) that families lavish on their offspring. Ages 2-5. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Young listeners will appreciate this gentle rhyme that portrays babies with their families and friends being drawn into everyday activities. The lilting text recites the eating, sleeping, and leisure habits of a winsome cast of multicultural tykes, but, most of all, it impresses on readers how much they are loved. Expressive, animated pencil-and-watercolor paintings depict a full range of infant motions and emotions that bring this ensemble to life. The clear double-page spreads usually contain one large or several smaller scenes against lots of white space. The facial expressions in several scenes are particularly captivating and endearing. This delightful homage to the youngest among us should be a hit at toddler storytimes, and the book will be great for individual sharing because there is a certain amount of very basic seek-and-find potential fun to be had in poring over the illustrations. Everywhere Babies should be in every preschool collection.-Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.