Overview

Acclaimed author Linda Ashman gives new meaning to a familiar idea in this tale about intense feelings, compassion, conflict, and resolution. Gentle, clever rhymes illustrate the unpredictable emotions of childhood and show readers a smart way to deal with these feelings. A frustrating day may feel overwhelming, but everyone wins with Peace, Baby!

Read More Show Less
... See more details below

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (NOOK Kids Read to Me)
$11.99
BN.com price

Overview

Acclaimed author Linda Ashman gives new meaning to a familiar idea in this tale about intense feelings, compassion, conflict, and resolution. Gentle, clever rhymes illustrate the unpredictable emotions of childhood and show readers a smart way to deal with these feelings. A frustrating day may feel overwhelming, but everyone wins with Peace, Baby!

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This laid-back, optimistic message. is certainly one worth repeating."-School Library Journal

"Excellent advice in a sweet and easy-to-swallow package."- Kirkus Review

"Helps kids look at situations that may arise in their daily lives and think about how they will respond." - Mother-Daughter Book Club

"Illustrations are complete conversation starters, as they depict the situations from which negative feelings sprung."—The Shopping Mama

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—Despite the saccharine first impression given by the cover, this book is a good addition to most collections. The art shows an adult and two children hugging against a heart-shaped background and announces, "When you want to push and shout, hugs can help you work it out!" Using three or four lines of verse per spread, the book presents a series of situations that would normally evoke angry, tantrumlike behavior from children, such as pushing. After presenting the situation and the typical reaction, each page suggests a positive, alternative, "Peace, baby" reaction instead. The text encourages children to change their own attitudes and actions by going with the flow and helping others to do the same. This laid-back, optimistic message will definitely resonate with many parents, who will see it as a welcome (if idealistic) method of addressing conflict. The cool palette, dominated by soft blues and purples with bright pops of bolder colors, adds to the calm effect. The illustrations add depth to the verse, and viewers will enjoy exploring the "background stories" as much as the main action. While the "Peace, baby" lingo is not as clear as "choose kindness," the message is the same, and it is certainly one worth repeating.—Anna Haase Krueger, Ramsey County Library, White Bear Lake, MN
Kirkus Reviews
When things aren't going right, what's the best reaction? Peace, baby! "Sasha, bouncing on the bed, / conks you on your sleepy head. / You could hit her, or instead / try peace, baby." When life squeezes you or when your friends or classmates don't act correctly, what should you do? There's a lot you could do to escalate the situation, but there's one response that's sure to cool things off. "Sofie, racing toward the snack, / nudges Nora, pushes Zach. / Should they elbow Sofie back? / Nah, peace, baby." Kids and toddlers are admonished in gentle rhyme to use their words, share the cookie or just offer hugs. "When you want to push and shout, / hoot and holler, punch or pout, / breathe in slowly. Let it out… // Say: Peace, baby!" Ashman's rhythmic text and repeated refrain will quickly work its way into little listeners' minds, and they will likely recognize the situations described on each double-page spread. Lew-Vriethoff's Photoshopped pen-and-ink illustrations have the look of watercolors, and kids of many colors will find themselves represented in the happy (and not-so-happy) multiethnic youngsters in the city- and townscapes. Excellent advice in a sweet and easy-to-swallow package. (Picture book. 2-6)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452128085
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 4/23/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Linda Ashman is the critically acclaimed author of more than two dozen books for children, including Samantha on a Rol, a New York Times Notable Children's Book. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her husband Jack Hicks, their son Jackson, and their not-so-peaceful dogs, Sammy and Stella. For more, visit www.lindaashman.com

Joanne Lew-Vriethoff has illustrated several picture books and novels for children and she collects children's books. She drew on everything as a child, including her clothes! She grew up in Los Angeles, California, graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and now lives in Amsterdam with her husband and two children. Visit Joanne at www.joannelewvriethoff.com

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)