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Seventeen adorable photographs of babies from across the United States showcase the diversity of our country and the universal joy of play and discovery. From the creators of GLOBAL BABIES. No matter where they live, babies are nurtured by love and raised in hope.

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Seventeen adorable photographs of babies from across the United States showcase the diversity of our country and the universal joy of play and discovery. From the creators of GLOBAL BABIES. No matter where they live, babies are nurtured by love and raised in hope.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This companion to Global Babies contains 17 full-color photographs of babies from diverse ethnic backgrounds, while a single sentence offers an exuberant, running sentiment. "All across this land, from sea to shining sea, curious babies explore their world, laughing and playing, spreading joy, sharing hope, surrounded by love." Some images are framed with bright borders, while other photos are full-bleed. Partial proceeds from sales go to the Global Fund for Children. Up to age 2. (July)
Children's Literature - Kristina Cassidy
This simple board book contains only a single sentence about how babies around the nation explore their worlds and inspire others. The real stars of this book, however, are the babies photographed on each page. Infants love to stare at pictures of other babies, and they will find plenty to interest them here. The photos show babies of many races and ethnicities in varied settings. Some photos are close-ups, while others allow readers to see the baby's environment. Photos show settings both indoors and out, and the outdoor settings cover different seasons as well. While most of the babies are smiling, there is one who has just finished crying, one who is eating, and two who are neither smiling nor frowning. Parents, librarians, and daycare providers will find this sturdy board book a worthy addition to their libraries. Proceeds from book sales benefit the Global Fund for Children. Reviewer: Kristina Cassidy
Kirkus Reviews
Photographs of adorable babies (is there any other kind?) of varying ethnicities appear in both full-page and panel insets to a very brief (one sentence), vaguely patriotic text. With just one phrase per spread, there's little to distract from the main attractions. One overall-clad lad sits in a field of golden grain, another tyke crawls across the sand ("from sea to shining sea"), a little girl intently scans a board book and yet another smiles coyly over her mother's shoulder. The dark-skinned, utterly toothless boy crowing with delight ("spreading joy") is worth the price of admission all by himself. As babies never seem to grow tired of looking at other babies, this glowing celebration seems to be a surefire hit. A portion of the proceeds benefits The Global Fund for Children. (Board book. 0-1)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580892803
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2010
  • Pages: 16
  • Sales rank: 310,841
  • Age range: Up to 2 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

The Global Fund for Children is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the dignity of young people around the world. The GFC pursues this mission by making grants to innovative community-based organizations and by developing books that celebrate our global society. GFC books include WHAT WE WEAR, BE MY NEIGHBOR, and FAITH. Please learn more at

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    highly recommended

    Beautiful book. Babies always like to look at other babies, even babies that look different. It is never to early to teach acceptance of others.

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