Baby and Meby Emma Dodd
This delightful interactive book will teach little ones how to care for their baby dolls and accept a new sibling. With robust pull-tabs and clever touch-and-feel elements —/b>/i>
If you had a little baby of your very own, how would you look after her? Well, you’d take her for walks and give her milk to drink and change her diaper, of course!
This delightful interactive book will teach little ones how to care for their baby dolls and accept a new sibling. With robust pull-tabs and clever touch-and-feel elements — including a diaper to tie — this book is perfect for all toddlers.
A child with a doll demonstrates baby care in this sweet, decidedly purposeful outing. "This is me," begins the stroller-pushing young narrator. "And this… / is my baby doll." On she goes to show bottle feeding, diaper changing (sans any visible sign of need for same), bathing and toweling dry, and then putting down in a rocking cradle. "Being a mommy is really hard work!" she concludes meaningfully, and so she promises to give her own mommy lots of help--with "our new baby!" Using a palette of, largely, pale pinks and blues, Dodd crafts big, simply drawn illustrations of the cheery tot with her doll (both Caucasian). They are enhanced by glued-in swatches of soft cloth representing towel and diaper, plus pull tabs that lower a stroller's hood, empty a milk bottle and float a rubber ducky across the tub. A climactic double-flap doorway reveals mommy with both baby and new big sister on her lap. Pushing actual child care duties off on preschoolers is a nonstarter, but this may help prepare younger prospective sibs for family changes. (Pop-up/picture book. 3-4)
- Candlewick Press
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.20(w) x 6.42(h) x 0.62(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 5 Years
Meet the Author
Emma Dodd was brought up in a family of artists and from as far back as she can remember she has wanted to be an illustrator. I Love My Mummy, written by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Emma Dodd, won the Booktrust Best Book For Babies award in 2010.
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