Look at You!: A Baby Body Book
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Look at You!: A Baby Body Book

by Kathy Henderson, Paul Howard
     
 

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Isn't it amazing what a body can do? An exuberant book for the littlest listeners.

Wiggle, tickle, sneeze . . . and giggle! From learning to crawl to clapping their hands, babies are always doing something new. Kathy Henderson's lively poems, filled with action and sound words, are guaranteed to grab young children's attention. And Paul Howard's adorable,

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Isn't it amazing what a body can do? An exuberant book for the littlest listeners.

Wiggle, tickle, sneeze . . . and giggle! From learning to crawl to clapping their hands, babies are always doing something new. Kathy Henderson's lively poems, filled with action and sound words, are guaranteed to grab young children's attention. And Paul Howard's adorable, large-scale illustrations aptly capture babies' and toddlers' delight at exploring their own abilities and the world around them. Wow, what a body can do!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati
Simple words and big pictures show young children what their bodies can do: wiggle, giggle, squirm, roll, wobble and toddle. Yawn, hiccup, sneeze, sleep and poop are even more things that a body can do! Diverse babies are shown in the bathtub, in high chairs, playing with parents and engaged in everyday activities. Feelings such as happy, sad, lonely, shy and jealous are depicted, putting words and illustrations to emotions that babies register as they develop. The soft and fuzzy illustrations complement the rhyming text. Using your senses to interact with the world around you is another theme of the text. Now in board book format, this well-received book is in a more practical format, since it is intended for very young children. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati, J.D.
School Library Journal

PreS
In this loving celebration of all things baby, Henderson lyrically commemorates a small child's amazing feats, from crawling to clapping to exploring food with their entire bodies. "Stand./wobble./Sway/wobble. Bump!/Step/walk/toddle!" The oversize pencil-and-watercolor illustrations are warm and soft, with perfectly captured body movements and facial expressions. These babies are wide-eyed, innocent, and irresistible, and their feelings are right on target. "I want yours! No! It's mine!" is prompted by a tug-of-war over a bottle. "I feel lonely" shows a solitary child in a swing, while "I feel fine" shows a little girl hugging her stuffed bear. A lovely book for group or individual sharing.
—Linda Zeilstra SawyerCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
Henderson's latest is a celebration of babyhood and all the wonderful daily activities and developmental milestones that a child will experience. Verbs take center stage in this outing, describing how babies and young toddlers wiggle and move. A multicultural array of babies go through a typical day-they play clothing peek-a-boo, explore food with all their senses, take a bath and get groomed and describe how they feel. In the meantime, their bodies do all sorts of amazing things-giggle, wash, grow, sneeze, yawn, hiccup and poop. Howard's exuberant pencil-and-watercolor illustrations are the perfect fit for the text. He completely fills the pages with flawlessly captured facial expressions, pudgy feet and body language. Just right for sharing with a little one on a lap (or for those whose laps are disappearing), this is a must for any library catering to young families. (Picture book. 2-4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763627454
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
01/09/2007
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
11.25(w) x 11.13(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Kathy Henderson is the author-illustrator of AND THE GOOD BROWN EARTH and the author of LUGALBANDA: THE BOY WHO WAS CAUGHT UP IN A WAR, illustrated by Jane Ray. She lives in London.

Paul Howard is the illustrator of GRANDMA'S BEARS by Gina Wilson and FULL, FULL, FULL OF LOVE by Trish Cooke. He lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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