Please, Baby, Please (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Filmmaker Spike Lee and wife Tonya Lewis Lee join the ranks of other celebrity kids' book writers with their sweet, rhythmic read-along about the endless energy of a toddler blasting through a busy day.

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Overview

Filmmaker Spike Lee and wife Tonya Lewis Lee join the ranks of other celebrity kids' book writers with their sweet, rhythmic read-along about the endless energy of a toddler blasting through a busy day.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606145190
  • Publisher: Sanval, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/21/2006
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Spike Lee
While African-American filmmakers have been a staple of the cinematic landscape since the pioneering work of Oscar Micheaux during the '20s, none have had the same cultural or artistic impact as Spike Lee. As a writer, director, actor, producer, author, and entrepreneur, Lee has revolutionized the role of black talent in Hollywood, tearing away decades of stereotypes and marginalized portrayals to establish a new arena for African-American voices to be heard.
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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Buy, Baby, Buy

    Spike Lee & Kadir Nelson have truly out- done themselves. As a public school early childhood educator of developmentally delayed youngsters, I put this book on the top of a teacher's wish list. Even children who are developmentally 18 months will love the text and the illustrations cannot be beat. This book is simply a beauty and you won't regret its purchase.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2010

    Her favorite!

    I bought this three years ago after trolling online bookstores for picture books with brown-skinned, curly-haired little girls who looked like my 2-year-old goddaughter. Best purchase ever! She LOVES it! She's not a reader, but soon chanted the words aloud with me; looks intently at the pictures, and now tries to read it to me. As she gradually learned to cooperate with her mom and teachers who wanted her to stop dawdling etc, she identified with the baby; and always she laughs with (slightly superior) glee when the baby innocently tries to dispose of her diaper in the toybox. Now she's figuring out what time it is, using the clocks in the book.

    Above all, she will listen to this book over and over, while she has very little patience with any other book that doesn't include Maisie or Dora. She's not a book-girl--doesn't get many books read to her at home. But she loves, loves loves this one. I now give it to friends' kids for early birthdays, and they love this one, too. Story, picture, and everything is wonderful. Thanks, Lees & Nelson! This one is a treasure.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2008

    Unconditional Love

    This is one of my favorite books to give two year olds. My daughter loved this book. She thought it was funny and she delighted in showing off her own knowledge of various rules as she told me what the baby should be doing instead. The tot in the story gets into all kinds of mischief throughout the day, but in the end there is a moment of pure sweetness that only comes from a young child. It's a reassuring message of unconditional love for both children AND parents as they work through the Terrible Twos. As your toddler grows, it's a good early reader book (lots of sight words and repetition), and later you can use the clocks on each page to help teach time. Last but not least, the illustrations are gorgeous!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    This book is absolutely adorable. The simple sentiments are reminiscent of what it's really like to have a small child. This is usually one of my go to book titles when purchasing gifts for expecting or newly arrived bundles of joy.

    Yolanda

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  • Posted November 14, 2012

    I bought this book for my son when he was about 18 months old.

    I bought this book for my son when he was about 18 months old. He is now 3 and has memorized the book enough to "read" it to me at bedtime word for word. We absolutely love it!

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  • Posted April 22, 2012

    My 2 y.o loves this book

    Describing exactly how a day with a toddler goes, this book is a fun way for your child to see it from the outside. My daughter loves to say, "Please, baby please" now and we can reference the book during those difficult toddler times. A great addition to our daily reading routine!

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  • Posted April 2, 2012

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    A nice board book for little hands to handle with beautiful colo

    A nice board book for little hands to handle with beautiful color illustrations to hold the "little ones" and "big ones" attention. And the simple text will allow young learners to remember and probably say some of the words as you read to them. *Fun. *Entertaining.

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  • Posted January 19, 2012

    My family and I adore this book.

    This book is funny and cute. My 2 year old loved it since she was 1 and still enjoys it. Every toddler should enjoy this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2011

    LOVE this book!

    We absolutely love this story! The pictures are amazing and the story line is sweet, funny, and true at the same time. We read this story a few times a day and both I and my 1 year old son giggle every time!

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

    An okay book

    I got this book because my 6 year old needed a book to read out loud for an African American Read-in. It was easy for her but it seemed to be missing words or part of the story.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2009

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    Adorable!

    I checked out 2 of Spike Lee's books a couple years ago to read to my classroom. I fell instantly in love with the illustrations (they're so expressive) and the simple storyline, which can be very interactive with small children. Both (the other is Please, Puppy, Please!) are fun and engaging. Very beautifully done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2008

    Brilliant Illustrations and Great Reading for Toddlers

    Have you ever begged your kids to go back to sleep or thought that baby needs a nap? Well you can identify with what this baby gets into. Even though the child is told ¿no¿ to this or ¿don¿t¿ do that, you will find yourself laughing at the clever illustrations and expressions. The kids at the daycare believe that everything in the book could happen and realized that the clock depicted in each scene proves that naps are necessary. Now that is a positive reinforcement for parents. The illustrations are phenomenal ¿ the details, color, and mischief depicted ¿ will fill your heart with joy as well as provide discussion topics with your kids.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2008

    Most Popular book in my classroom library

    I am a teacher in a pre-kindergarten class. I read this book to my class two years ago. The children requested that story several times a day which I was happy to re-read to them. My aide is a natural at reading and took it to a higher level. Now the children ask if Ms. Diane would read it! I've taught two classes since I purchased this book and each class has the same reaction. Ms. Diane love this book too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2008

    Connections to pictures through language

    My daughter loves this book. She makes a connection with what is happening in the pictures, and verbalizes what the baby should not be doing. It is great for language development, and learning to take things out of context. We use it in my classroom, and my 2 year old LOVES it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2008

    a favorite

    This book is one of our households FAVORITES!!! It touches on what all toddlers deal with, and my 2 year old has this book memorized and reads it 20 times a day

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2007

    A Day In The Life

    A cute book with a peek into an adorable baby's day. Endearing illustrations will draw children in while reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2005

    Great story

    The story and pictures are wonderful

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2005

    Number one book for toddlers

    This book is one of the cutiest books I have ever read. I bought this book for my son when he was about 1 1/2 years old and we still read it today and he is now 4. At first he really couldnt pronounce the words but tell a story in his own words but as he got older he can know read the book to me!It is good to have books out like this because it makes kids want to read which will better themselves in the future, without reading they won't get far. Thanks Spike Lee, keep them coming...........

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2005

    wonderful book

    My 1 1/2 year old daughter asks for this book by name. We first found the story on a web site and she loved it so much that I had to find the physical book. It has wonderful illustrations. Children and parents alike will relate to this day in the life of a toddler story. Simple words make reading and understanding the story easy for little ones.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2004

    A MUST HAVE

    My 2 yr old daughter loves this book. Every night she brings me the book and says 'baby please baby please' I absolutely love this book and look forward to many more. The pictures are also wonderful.

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