How a Baby Grows

How a Baby Grows

by Nola Buck, Pamela Paparone
     
 
These are the things a baby needs: Bottle, blanket, rattle, beads.Here is a gentle poem all about baby's world—familiar, comforting, and filled with love. Illustrated with charming, folk-style paintings of objects easily recognizable to infants, this board book is perfect for reading together.

Author Biography: Laura Godwin has written

Overview

These are the things a baby needs: Bottle, blanket, rattle, beads.Here is a gentle poem all about baby's world—familiar, comforting, and filled with love. Illustrated with charming, folk-style paintings of objects easily recognizable to infants, this board book is perfect for reading together.

Author Biography: Laura Godwin has written several I Can Read Books under the name of Nola Buck including the popular Creepy Crawly Critters and Other Halloween Tongue Twisters and Santas Short Suit Shrunk and Other Christmas Tongue Twisters. Ms. Godwin lives in New York City.

Stacey Schuett has illustrated many popular picture books including the Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science Book Day Light, Night Light: Where Light Comes From by Franklyn M. Branley and Somewhere In The World Right Now which she also wrote.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
Board books have several requirements: they must be sturdy enough to be chewed upon; they must have a simple, lilting voice; and they must be bright enough to attract a child to both the page-turning and chewing functions. All of these requirements are met through Buck's charming poem and Paparone's vivid, multiracial images.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS--In this lilting book, babies find out about the things they can do, see, speak, hear, or share, from cooing and crying to tickles and hugs. Rhyming couplets end with the culminating phrase, "These are the things a baby knows,/And this is the way a baby grows." The easy, flowing presentation of ideas will be pleasing to young listeners. Although the book is comprised of only seven double-page spreads, much of how an infant interacts with the world is included. The eye-catching artwork features several round-faced youngsters with simple, pencil-line features. The crisp, colorful backgrounds are uncluttered, except for a smattering of toys and familiar objects.--Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI
Kirkus Reviews
Sing-song rhythms and simple verse make this entry in the Growing Tree series an ideal read-aloud for the very young. Focusing on the everyday experiences in a baby's life, Buck (Oh, Cats!, 1997, etc.) explores all the wiggly, giggly, and lovable qualities of babies. The enumeration encompasses the physical, emotional, and social needs of infants: "These are the things that babies do: Cry, wet, sleep, coo." Parents will relish the subtle humor in that opening sentence; Paparone's cheerful illustrations help children identify objects in their environment. With cozy scenes situated on soft backgrounds featuring cherubic babies in all moods frolicking about, this book will be a favorite for lap-sharing. (Board book. 1-2)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780694008735
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Series:
Growing Tree Series
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
8
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

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