Maybe My Baby

Maybe My Baby

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by Irene O'Book, Paula Hible
     
 

Maybe My Baby

For babies who are fascinated by faces of other babies, here is a love poem from parent to child perfect for sharing.Dancer, astronaut, builder, athlete—what will baby grow up to be? Here is a love poem from parent to child, illustrated in a way that babies love—with funny photos of other babies.
Irene O’Book is a poet and

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Maybe My Baby

For babies who are fascinated by faces of other babies, here is a love poem from parent to child perfect for sharing.Dancer, astronaut, builder, athlete—what will baby grow up to be? Here is a love poem from parent to child, illustrated in a way that babies love—with funny photos of other babies.
Irene O’Book is a poet and artist. This is her first book for children. She lives in Garrison, NY.

Dancer, astronaut, builder, athlete—what will baby grow up to be? Here is a love poem from parent to child, illustrated in a way that babies love—with funny photos of other babies.
Irene O’Book is a poet and artist. This is her first book for children. She lives in Garrison, NY.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
This parent-child love poem stresses rhythmic words and clear artwork for babies. At the same time, it fosters an environment of early book sharing with a text that is meaningful to adults. It begins: "Maybe, my baby, / you'll run a fine race" and a bright photograph shows a baby holding a medal. The next page pictures a baby holding a rocket and a globe ball accompanied by the text, "Maybe you'll rocket/ way up into space. / But I see while I'm looking deep into your face that's sure too early to tell." This is part of a new series based on studies that show the first three years of life are the most active period of language acquisition. This was designed to encourage early reading aloud and to help parents match books and children's development.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Cute baby faces peer out from crisp white pages and a lyrical text speculates on the future of each. But of course it is too soon to tell, except that "I'll love you whoever, however you are." One quibble; there seems to be only one girl depicted. Part of the "Harper Growing Tree" collection.
School Library Journal
PreSFull-color photographs of babies adorned with job-related hats and props are at the center of this simple board book. The youngsters are shown sitting against plain white backgrounds, clearly the focus of each page. The singsong verse conveys the message that perhaps babies can grow up to be anything at all, but "it's surely too early to tell." A good thing, since the little ones depicted are all still in diapers-let's get them toilet trained first, and then let them pick a career! A sweet, well-intentioned book that will find a home in libraries with large toddler collections.Lisa Gangemi Krapp, Sousa Elementary School, Port Washington, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780694008728
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Growing Tree Series
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
14
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Irene O'Book is a poet and artist. This is her first book for children. She lives in Garrison, NY.

Paula Hible is a professional photographer whose clients include Working Mother magazine and The Museum of Natural History. She lives in New York City.

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Maybe My Baby 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MaryAnn_Koopmann More than 1 year ago
What a darling little book for Newborn and up. The pictures are bright and of other babies. A very short read but very well written to read to your little one. It is also strong so pages won't tear if baby wants to hold it by themselves.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has a simple message: unconditional love. It's also easy to memorize and fun to recant during diaper changes, fussy periods, or just when you're holding your little one.