Baby! Talk!

Baby! Talk!

by Penny Gentieu
     
 

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Peek-a-boo! I see you!
How big is baby? Soooo big!
 
Baby! Talk! introduces parents, family members, and caregivers to the expressions and words that encourage babies to communicate and try out their verbal skills, in a sturdy board book format perfect for tiny hands.
 
Each page is overflowing with Penny Gentieu's

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Overview

Peek-a-boo! I see you!
How big is baby? Soooo big!
 
Baby! Talk! introduces parents, family members, and caregivers to the expressions and words that encourage babies to communicate and try out their verbal skills, in a sturdy board book format perfect for tiny hands.
 
Each page is overflowing with Penny Gentieu's adorable photographs of expressive baby faces and body language, which babies will immediately understand and respond to because babies love to look at babies!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreSA simple yet focused concept book that captures the small yet vital ways a young child interacts with his or her surroundings. Each double-page spread presents one activity or concept, be it Peek-a-boo!, or Uh-oh! Each verso boasts a single close-up photograph of a youngster performing an activity (e.g., so big!) while on the right, a bevy of babies is shown following suit. Each child is depicted with great clarity and immediacy. Facial and body expressions are perfect representations of the ideas at hand. One baby plays peek-a-boo with a hat over his face; another has dumped a bowl of spaghetti in his lap, All gone! The ethnically diverse youngsters are wearing colorfully patterned diaper covers and nothing else, adding to the simplicity and to the attractiveness of the pages. A title completely in tune with a babys world.Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Gentieu creates an engaging set of photographs for very young eyes. Every spread pairs a large full-color close-up of an infant and a phrase that has clearly recognizable echoes for adults: "Where are baby's toes?" and "How big is baby?" On the facing page, superimposed against soft pastel backgrounds, are several smaller photographs of infants engaged in a relevant activity, e.g., "Clap hands baby!" appears with babies engaged in enthusiastic attempts at patty-cake. Clad in colorful diapers, these cherubs smile, frown, laugh, and frolic through the book, candidly expressing a wide range of emotions. The direct correlation between text and photos provide children with visual clues that reinforce their comprehension of basic words and phrases. (Picture book. 1-3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517800799
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
22
Sales rank:
742,841
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

Meet the Author

Penny Gentieu is one of the foremost photographers of babies. Her work has graced the covers of over 100 major magazines, including Newsweek, Time, Parents, and New York magazine. She is also the author and photographer of two other board books for babies: Wow! Babies! and Grow! Babies!

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