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Don't Wake the Baby!: An Interactive Book with Sounds
     

Don't Wake the Baby!: An Interactive Book with Sounds

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by Jonathan Allen
 
Dad is home alone taking care of Baby, who is sound asleep. Dad tries extra hard to be quiet, but the harder he tries, the noiser he gets! Pull the tabs to unleash the clamor of Dad stumbling, crashing, and bumbling through the house. With a long-life battery, this unique book will have kids laughing loudly at hapless Dad and his unsuccessful campaign to keep from

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Dad is home alone taking care of Baby, who is sound asleep. Dad tries extra hard to be quiet, but the harder he tries, the noiser he gets! Pull the tabs to unleash the clamor of Dad stumbling, crashing, and bumbling through the house. With a long-life battery, this unique book will have kids laughing loudly at hapless Dad and his unsuccessful campaign to keep from waking the baby.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Before leaving the house, Mom instructs Dad not to wake Baby. From then on, he is a walking calamity, either tripping down the stairs, stepping on the cat's tail, or bumping into the cuckoo clock. After each incident, he checks on his charge who, fortunately, continues to sleep peacefully. In the end, succumbing to the quiet in Baby's room, Dad falls asleep. When his wife returns, she finds his snoring has awakened the infant. Readers can produce pop-up surprises and hear the sound effects caused by Dad's bumbling mistakes by pulling a tab (though the snoring is activated by simply opening to the last page). The sound reproduction is remarkably clear and true to life. To accommodate the electronics, the book is a good inch thick, bulky yet sturdy. Aside from the allure of the noises, however, it lacks dimension. The one-joke repetition of the father's ineptitude is annoying-liberated fathers may unite against the book, while children may wonder why this family doesn't own a baby monitor. The cartoon illustrations are created with a solid line and a judicious use of cross-hatching. Their design is clean and open. However, the portrayal of Dad with his elongated face, big ears, and wire-rimmed glasses supports his role as a concerned simpleton. Fortunately for all concerned, the repercussion of his final faux pas is a laughing, rather than a crying, baby.- Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763608910
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Edition description:
1st U.S. Edition
Pages:
18
Product dimensions:
9.93(w) x 11.01(h) x 1.11(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Don't Wake the Baby! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book for the nosey intereactive child. They love the sounds and sometimes actually listen to the story too!