Play Baby Play!


Baby has played with her pets, explored the outdoors, and cuddled with her family— now it time for a play date!

Toys and games galore
Which will baby pick?
How about a bouncy ball to

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Baby has played with her pets, explored the outdoors, and cuddled with her family— now it time for a play date!

Toys and games galore
Which will baby pick?
How about a bouncy ball to

A companion book to BABY BABY BABY! and GO BABY GO! featuring Marilyn Janovitz's enchanting and critically acclaimed art. Bouncy Baby engages in various fun activities with new little friends.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this follow-up to Baby Baby Baby! and Go Baby Go! a towheaded baby joins a group of five friends in a daycare-like setting. They kick a bouncy ball, play musical instruments, and read together: “We like to hear a story/ We like to read a book/ There are lots of pictures/ Look/ Look/ Look!” Janovitz fills her spreads with bright colors and patterns, from a pea-green brick wall and orange carpet to the playmates’ overalls and dresses. A reassuring reminder of the fun to be had when Mom and Dad are away. Ages 1–up (Apr.)
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"A reassuring reminder of the fun to be had when Mom and Dad are away." - Publishers Weekly

""The pictures are absolutely adorable, which will make it an appealing read for parents as well as for young children." Blogger Andrea, Andi's Kids Books " - Andi's Kids Books

School Library Journal
PreS—Almost every spread is set up with rhyming verse facing wonderful art complementing the text on the opposite page. A couple of the illustrations fill the whole spread, and the text bounces across the top of the pages, reflecting the fun rhyming and action words used. The simple story follows six babies throughout their day as they play with one another and various toys from musical instruments to blocks to books. The story ends quietly with naptime. All of the babies are dressed in fun, bright hues and patterns, and each one is easy to identify. Vibrant colors and a rhythmic text make this book perfect for the toddler crowd in both a group setting and one-on-one sharing.—Lora Van Marel, Orland Park Public Library, IL
Kirkus Reviews
No need for rain to go away because babies can stay inside and play. A mom carries her child through the drops to, possibly, day care or maybe a play date with a bevy of multicultural pals. After an enthusiastic greeting, the tyke moves quickly from one toy to the next. The tots pore over books without adult interference and participate in some lighthearted horseplay. Phrases build with a pounding emphasis. "Rolling on the rug / Frolicking on the floor / These little babies want / MORE / MORE / MORE!" The typography and text maintain this repetitive, high intensity even when the little one rests after a day of games. "But day is done / Little one / Naptime is near / BABY /BABY / BABY // Dreamtime is here." Disproportionately small appendages and an over-large head add a quirky visual flair. The children endearingly bobble about as they struggle for their sense of balance and independence before the main protagonist instantaneously falls asleep (with no sign of a tantrum). A rainbow in the background sweetly signals the end of the rain. Here's to all the fun without any of the fuss. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402262241
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 902,991
  • Age range: 1 - 4 Years
  • Lexile: AD770L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Marilyn Janovitz writes and illustrates books along with creating assemblage images for magazines ( From her studio on Union Square she has a view the Empire State building, twenty blocks away. With binoculars at hand, she has also sighted several hawks as they glide above the city in search of lunch.

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