Baby Day


Baby work is never done. Good thing baby work is fun. This adorable picture book follows a baby through a very busy day. From blowing bubbles and crawling on the rug to playing peek-a-boo and upsy-daisy, a baby has lots of work to do.

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Baby work is never done. Good thing baby work is fun. This adorable picture book follows a baby through a very busy day. From blowing bubbles and crawling on the rug to playing peek-a-boo and upsy-daisy, a baby has lots of work to do.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Forget all those child-rearing books. Everything you need to know about baby care is contained in this charming little picture book. A gentle rhyming text with only two words and one activity on most pages follows a loving bear family through baby's day. Mama and Papa play traditional baby games, like peek-a-boo and pat-a-cake; give baby a bath; take baby for a stroller ride; read a story; and, finally, put baby to bed. Soft fuzzy pastels surrounded by generous white space successfully capture the expressions of loving parents and a happy, contented baby. The soothing familiarity of infant routines make this a warm and cuddly book to share with young children, especially at bedtime. A wonderfully simple joyous celebration of babyhood. 2006, Boyds Mills Press, Ages 2 to 4.
—Quinby Frank
School Library Journal
PreS-The creators of Love Me, Love You (Boyds Mills, 2001) repeat that book's style, using simple, short rhymes to take listeners through a cub's day. "Baby high/Baby low/Baby fast/Baby slow...." Both parents participate in bubble blowing, upsy-daisy, and daily routines. Spowart's pastel portraits with little detail float in white space. The calming colors and minimal text will yield successful lap-sit readings.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
O'Keefe offers a genuine book for babies that is not a board book or a gimmicky format. Rhyming text of two to four words per spread pithily describes a day with a baby bear and its parents: "Baby laugh. / Baby cry. / Baby wet. / Baby dry. Baby work is never done. / Good thing baby work is fun." Spowart's simple, soft-edged pastels set against white backgrounds illustrate baby playing peek-a-boo, eating in a high chair, blowing bubbles, undressing for bed and being read to by mama and papa. Blanket cozy, as tickling as counting piggy toes and as sweet as "kissy-poo," this treat calls out for a rocking chair, a lap and a baby. These three bears are "just right" for repeated enjoyment. (Picture book. 1-3)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563979811
  • Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 1 - 2 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan is the author of several books for children. A copy editor at a publishing house, she lives in northern New Jersey with her husband, her son and her two parrots.

Robin Spowart and Jeanne Modesitt are a husband-and-wife team who have written and illustrated many books for children. Robin has also illustrated books by other authors, including Baby Day and Love Me, Love You. He and Jeanne live in Kanab, Utah.

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