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It's a baby's world
Haley, Amanda.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston, MA : Little, Brown and Co., 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Labeled pictures present familiar activities in the daily routine of babies and toddlers.
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PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Labeled pictures present familiar activities in the daily routine of babies and toddlers.

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 1^-3. Like a small child, this book marks time by the familiar, predictable events of the day: waking up, dressing, breakfast, outings, lunch, nap, playtime, dinner, family time, bath, and bedtime. Each double-page spread features many small, childlike ink drawings; they are well-observed depictions of children and the people, objects, and settings that surround them. Brushed with sunny washes, the artwork shines brightly against the broad, white pages. Labeling the pictures are simple words and phrases, such as socks, choo-choo train, eat with a spoon, and splash in the sink. An engaging book for one-on-one reading with toddlers, who will find many activities and details to relate to their own lives. --Carolyn Phelan

Publisher's Weekly Review

In a series of cartoon-filled spreads that span wake-up to tuck-in, Haley (When You Were a Baby) surveys all there is to do and see in a very young child's day. There's no story, just concepts. For the spread entitled "Lunch Time," for example, an array of labeled watercolor-and-ink spot illustrations includes cherries, noodles, pizza, a bowl and spoon; simply captioned vignettes range from "messy baby" to "have a picnic" and "share a cookie." Haley's cartoon style is sweet but somewhat bland. However, she includes a variety of experiences (being at home with mom or dad, participating in day care/preschool) and different kinds of families. It's easy to imagine a parent and child poring over these pages together. Ages 6 mos.-3 yrs. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Haley takes readers on a walk through a baby's day, from the time a child wakes up until bedtime. Double-page spreads-"Getting Ready for the Day," "Play Time," "Out and About," "Friends"-portray a flurry of activity featuring the baby and other family members as well as familiar objects and food items. The colorful scenes are vivid and energetic. In fact, there tends to be too much going on to keep infants interested while trying to verbalize the concepts. At the same time, the book is too babyish for toddlers or older kids who could follow all of the chaotic activity. A mismatch of content and intended audience.-Sheryl L. Shipley, North Central Local Schools, Pioneer, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.