What does baby want? Books, bananas, and lots more. Your baby will love all the wonderful things in the store, too.
Children's Literature - Marilyn CourtotThe question posed is "What does baby want?" and then there are a series of objects that are supposedly available while on a shopping trip. It's eclectic with one big object on each page, but no story or theme is apparent. A companion book is Baby Goes Shopping.
School Library JournalPreSFood, toys, and clothing are featured in two appealing board books. Each page displays a vividly colored painting of a simple object positioned jauntily on a bright, flat background. The circles, squares, stripes, and other geometric elements within the pictures will attract a baby's attention. The items depicted range from the familiar (rattle and keys in Home) to those outside the immediate experience of very young children (sunglasses and a kite in Shopping). Each item is labeled with bold, childlike letters that dance across the page. These cheery titles, while not strongly thematic, will be welcome at point-and-say sessions for youngsters up to 24 months.Darla Remple, Worcester Public Library, MA
Kirkus ReviewsTurn your back on a baby in a shopping cart for one minute, and your cart's bound to be filled with surprises. But this board-book version of an infant's shopping spree is surprisingly benign. "What does baby want?" Brightly colored pictures provide the answers, among them, milk, sunglasses, bananas, a paintbox. Truly all things an infant might desire, but not the 20 packages of matchsticks or marshmallows that are within reach. Wellington (Night House, Bright House, 1997, etc.) keeps the page so uncharacteristically simple that it might be best to think of this book and its companion, Baby at Home (0-525-45640-6), as bound collections of vibrant flashcards for parents intent on brain-building.
- Penguin Publishing Group
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- Product dimensions:
- 7.02(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.38(d)
- Age Range:
- 1 - 4 Years
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