Baby Day!

Baby Day!

by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
     
 

Baby is awake and eager for a new day. The bunny is lifted out of the crib into loving arms for a day of nourishment, stimulation, play, and care. There is so much for baby to learn, so many ways for baby to grow.
The simple rhyming text and bright color illustrations will have young children reaching for the pages as they look, listen, touch, and smile at the

Overview

Baby is awake and eager for a new day. The bunny is lifted out of the crib into loving arms for a day of nourishment, stimulation, play, and care. There is so much for baby to learn, so many ways for baby to grow.
The simple rhyming text and bright color illustrations will have young children reaching for the pages as they look, listen, touch, and smile at the special moments of their days. The book includes pages labeled with objects that all babies will recognize. Perfect for teaching new words to babies and the perfect book for new parents and older siblings. Sharing a baby day is like being enfolded in a warm, secure embrace.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The crisp collages, deceptively simple in execution, are just right for children.” Booklist, ALA

“Cut-paper collages are layered together to create visually stimulating illustrations that will interest even the smallest child.” Kirkus Reviews

"Nestled between black-and-white geometric endpapers, Wallace's layered paper cuts present a rhymed account of a baby's day." School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly
In Baby Day!, Nancy Elizabeth Wallace uses her signature collage illustrations on sturdy corrugated pages to portray a baby bunny's familiar routine. Beginning with "Baby day! Up! Up! Up!" when the mother takes her baby from the crib (a framed picture of "PJ's" appears, opposite) on to a stroll outside, featuring a close-up of leaf, grass and flower, and later to naptime with "blankie" and "bear," this handsize square volume covers every aspect of a toddler's day.
School Library Journal
PreS-Nestled between black-and-white geometric endpapers, Wallace's layered paper cuts present a rhymed account of a baby's day. The affectionate rabbit mother and child bathe, dress, eat, read, stroll, play, and cuddle. Most activities are flanked by a set of close-up pictures of articles to identify or match from the scene beside it, such as musical instruments used at playtime. Although this baby-friendly tale is done in Wallace's cozy illustrative style, the meter is erratic and the activity of matching items to the next page is not consistent. Nevertheless, the bright colors and loving interactions will be enough to satisfy the youngest listeners.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Simple pictures and text show a baby’s day filled with objects of all colors, textures, and shapes. Baby bunny is scooped from his crib into the loving arms of his mother, then sits patiently in his high chair, receiving spoonfuls of food from his father. Soon it is bath time and then time to get dressed for the day. Opposing pages to these images feature the items necessary for these activities: pajamas, a cup and a spoon, a rubber ducky, socks, booties, and a playsuit named in lower-case text under the object. Cut-paper collages are layered together to create visually stimulating illustrations that will interest even the smallest child. Endpapers consist of graphic black-and-white designs perfect for young babies, while the lyrical text, combined with brightly colored images, will entice slightly older children. Too soon it is time for a nap, but readers can have fun imagining the busy activities ahead for this baby and his parents. Stiff pages with rounded corners and a small format make this a perfect choice for tiny hands. (Picture book. 0-3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618275762
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/24/2003
Edition description:
None
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

Meet the Author

The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars is a unique collection of poems gathered by cut-paper artist Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. Opening the pages of this beautiful book is like stepping through the gates of a well-loved garden. Using her tiny scissors, her love of nature, and her great sense for the world of children, she invites us to explore this playful and lovely constellation of poems with her.

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