Baby talk takes on a new meaning in this lively picture book staring supermodel Cindy Crawford. Conceived as a first step in communicating with your baby, this colorful rhyme-and-play book encourages mothers to converse with their little ones. Through sighs, cries, and smiles, and coos, Mom will understand her baby's feelings and expressions. This delightful book also informs moms that they should coo and make funny faces right back at baby, opening the lines of communication. Sound silly? Not really -- babies feel and experience a lot in the first years of their lives. While they cannot speak, their actions and facial expression say it all.
Cindy Crawford appears with her son, Presley, as they make faces and play copycat. Encouraging her son to make kissing faces, as Cindy does, helps bond mother and son closer than ever. Text is written in rhyme, perfect for singing with your child. Adorable babies fill the pages, thanks to photographer Jade Albert. Crying, laughing, or just being silly, these kids run the gamut of human emotion. The charming photos are matched with pastel-colored illustrations, depicting the babes in various states of silliness -- from sitting atop two royal chairs eating ice cream cones to flying on a magic carpet. The story begins and ends with the same comforting verse: "Face to Face, eye to eye, heart to heart, as the years go by."
Further emphasizing the importance of communicating and reading with your child, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Reading Is Fundamental Inc. (RIF). (Amy Barkat)