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Baby Parade


Here come the babies! It's a baby parade! Wave to the babies as they go by in wagons, in backpacks, on foot, and in the arms of mommies and daddies. This adorable parade will be irresistible to toddlers (and caregivers) everywhere.
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Here come the babies! It's a baby parade! Wave to the babies as they go by in wagons, in backpacks, on foot, and in the arms of mommies and daddies. This adorable parade will be irresistible to toddlers (and caregivers) everywhere.
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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times Book Review - Pamela Paul
Baby Parade showcases…easy, repeating text and soft, lively watercolors…
Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Several babies with their parents, siblings, and caregivers are getting ready to go. The babies are traveling in different modes of infant transportation which are pictured in the first layout. As the story continues, each baby is featured up close and the patterned portion of the text repeats, "Wave to the baby..." and follows with phrases that describes a feature of the baby such as mode of transportation or article of clothing. The first baby is in a red wagon that a sibling is pulling. The next baby is traveling in a polka dot pouch that rests on his father's chest. Another baby is riding in a back pack that is on the mother's back. The use of color words are a part of the description like, "bundle of blue blankets" or "the bouncy green seat." Once the babies reach the park and have their treats, there is a surprising feat which brings the story to a happy ending to the baby parade. Young children may enjoy the adorable faces of the babies, the patterned text in the story, and identification of colors featured in the text. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
School Library Journal
PreS—A simple tale involving colors and movement. Vibrantly illustrated spreads show a diverse variety of babies wearing different colors and patterns, traveling to a picnic in a park. The shift from describing the colors of each baby's conveyance or clothing to the spare action verbs when they congregate at the park is a bit jarring. However, the colors and patterns; familiar objects; and happy, round faces are likely to appeal to young audiences. The forward motion and sense of purpose cumulate in a spread showing all the participants in this baby parade. A sweet addition for toddler storytimes.—B. Allison Gray, Goleta Public Library, CA
Kirkus Reviews
This story will make more than one child parade across the house. It really ought to feel repetitive. Every page is phrased the same way: "Wave to the baby in the bright yellow backpack" or "Wave to the baby in the purple socks and purple sneakers." Even the pictures look the same. Each face is an oval with two dots for eyes, like a child's drawing. And yet, the babies look nothing alike. One child is about to stomp on his cupcake. Another is methodically walking his toy duck. Every detail suggests an entire personality and family history. (It takes a daring parent to dress a baby in purple socks and purple sneakers.) A quick glance at the last few pages, with nearly a dozen babies parading across a lawn, might make a person think that Tolstoy was wrong: Every happy family is happy in its own way. It may be impossible for readers to walk down a busy street without thinking they are part of a parade after reading this book. The final pages of the book show the babies "[c]rawling," "[s]tanding" and then "walking!" It feels like a real triumph. This book is a great choice for anyone who's ever felt like they deserved a parade. (Picture book. 1-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807505090
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 259,612
  • Age range: 1 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca O'Connell is a children's librarian and the award-winning author of The Baby Goes Beep and Danny is Done with Diapers. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Susie Poole is the illustrator of A Christmas Journey. She lives in England.

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