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Look at the baby
Johnson, Kelly.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Henry Holt, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Pictures and a simple rhyme celebrate babies, from their tiny toes to their round cheeks.
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PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Picture Books

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Take a look at these beautiful babies! "Look at the baby's eyes. Look at the baby's feet. Look at the baby. Sweet, sweet, sweet!" Babies are delicious, from their perfect tiny toes to their scrumptious round cheeks. This charming book, filled with stunning photographs, will delight baby-lovers of all ages.

Author Notes

Kelly Johnson is a nationally known photographer and photojournalist who specializes in images of children. Her work has appeared on greeting cards and in such publications as Ebony magazine. She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Johnson, a photojournalist and greeting-card photographer, offers up her first book for children, a cute and cuddly celebration of babies. "Look at the baby," the text begins. A trio of photos shows diverse faces up close, and the word "look" is set within one of the portraits. On the next spread, the text directs readers, "Look at the baby's nose." Here, a single photo zooms in on one child's deep brown eyes and button nose; the word "nose" appears inside the picture. Fingers, toes, chin and more get equal attention, similarly labeled, in an array of skin tones. Set against solid fields of vibrant color, the text and pictures pop. Affectionately targeting toddlers' fondness for photo books and their emerging interest in naming parts of the body, this book is likely to invite repeat readings. Ages 2-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-These photographs of babies and their body parts-noses, fingers, toes, etc.-are endearing and sweet. Each spread is laid out on a different bright color that lends itself to the particular photograph therein and includes one sentence in large type. This book will be especially appreciated for the diversity of ethnicities that are represented. Team it with Andrea Pinkney's Pretty Brown Face (Harcourt, 1997) or Margaret Miller's Baby Faces (Little Simon, 1998) for lots of tickling good fun with the littlest listeners.-Kay Bowes, Concord Pike Library, Wilmington, DE (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.