New York Baby: A Local Baby Book

New York Baby: A Local Baby Book

by Puck, Violet Lemay
     
 

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In this snapshot of the Big Apple, spirited and charming images pair with quirky and fast-paced text to guide young readers though the unique city. Babies act as tour guides, showcasing where they live and play in the city while providing an authentic tour of all things local in this sturdy and appealing board book. From famed attractions to iconic landmarks, this… See more details below

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In this snapshot of the Big Apple, spirited and charming images pair with quirky and fast-paced text to guide young readers though the unique city. Babies act as tour guides, showcasing where they live and play in the city while providing an authentic tour of all things local in this sturdy and appealing board book. From famed attractions to iconic landmarks, this educational and entertaining read captures the essence of what it means to live in and visit New York City.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Babies take center stage in this ode to the youngest residents of New York City, which incorporates local sights, customs, and landmarks. A toddler with purple hair that matches her mother’s gazes at a pyramid sculpture, which she later replicates with blocks in her high-rise apartment: “We say ‘MoMA’ when we really mean ‘Mama’... and we love to make art.” Lemay’s loose, brightly hued artwork shows babies learning their shapes (by way of pizza slices and bagels) and “big words” like “Fuhgettaboutit!” Babies from the boroughs will be the primary audience for this tongue-in-cheek homage to the Big Apple. Up to age 3. (May)
From the Publisher

"Babies take center stage in this ode to the youngest residents of New York City, which incorporates local sights, customs, and landmarks." —Publishers Weekly (April 16, 2012)

"Headed to the Big Apple anytime soon? Even if you're not, this book will delight young world travelers who will learn about what other kids do in a big city. For extra fun on your future trip, the book contains I-spy type activities in the end pages." —Golden Gate Mothers Group magazine (May 2012)

"This book is positively adorable and must-have for all New York babies . . . and their moms. Highly recommended for all New York babies!" —www.bookingmama.net

"A great gift to give to someone who lives in the city or dreams of being there." —www.MogulBaby.com

Children's Literature - Suzanne Javid
New York babies are special. They live in a big city. They like to dream big, too. In this snapshot of the Big Apple, cute, charming and diverse baby characters give readers a tour of the city. A sturdy board book with full, beautifully colored full-page art perfect for little hands. Buyers, readers and recipients of the book will appreciate its round corners for extra safety and smoother gumming. Babies act as tour guides highlighting local and iconic landmarks such as the New York Public Library and tall buildings. The diversity of the city is seen on a double page spread of babies on a playground saying hello in their native language. Check the publisher's website for coloring pages designed for older children that highlight foods, police, T-shirts, landmarks, shoes and jerseys all from New York. Activities and Reading Tips for toddler and preschoolers are included at the end of the book. A tongue-in-cheek book, more for those with a New York state of mind or for gifting a New York new arrival. The author has also written Wow! New York City and the "Cool Counting Books" series, which includes 123 Boston, 123 California, 123 Chicago, 123 New York, 123 Philadelphia, 123 San Francisco, 123 Texas and 123 USA. Take a peek so you do not, in the words of the author, "Fuhgettaboutit!" Reviewer: Suzanne Javid
Kirkus Reviews
These babies are too posh for their own good. In this smug review of daily life in the Big Apple, including its tourist attractions, the developmental mark is missed entirely. A little girl holds her mother's hand as they stroll through the art museum: "We say MoMA when we really mean Mama." Less obscurely, a four-panel spread depicts a babe in stroller through changing seasons; the snow piles high and a scarf covers the child's face during the blustery winter. The food-cart experience is represented by a bagel, pizza and pretzel, glossed with a gush: "And we have fun learning our shapes!" In a nod to the city's diversity, youngsters greet each other in a host of languages. Busy pops of bold colors emphasize the hustle and bustle. A darkened cityscape seems to promise rest, but one cry ("Waaaa!") lights up the sky. "New York is the city that never sleeps, but New York babies do…sometimes." Two concluding pages of suggested parent-child activities overwhelm in their attempt to educate. Pretentious. (Board book. 2-3)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983812142
Publisher:
Duo Press
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Series:
Local Baby Books Series
Pages:
22
Sales rank:
554,538
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

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From the Publisher
"Babies take center stage in this ode to the youngest residents of New York City, which incorporates local sights, customs, and landmarks." —Publishers Weekly (April 16, 2012)

"Headed to the Big Apple anytime soon? Even if you're not, this book will delight young world travelers who will learn about what other kids do in a big city. For extra fun on your future trip, the book contains I-spy type activities in the end pages." —Golden Gate Mothers Group magazine (May 2012)

"This book is positively adorable and must-have for all New York babies . . . and their moms. Highly recommended for all New York babies!" —www.bookingmama.net

"A great gift to give to someone who lives in the city or dreams of being there." —www.MogulBaby.com

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