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Princess Baby: Read & Listen Edition
     

Princess Baby: Read & Listen Edition

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by Karen Katz
 

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Here is the Read & Listen edition of the first book in the Princess Baby collection, followed by the picture book Princess Baby, Night-Night and the board book Princess Baby on the Go!

Poor baby, no one calls her by her real name! “I am not a buttercup, or a giggly goose. I am not a cupcake. Please don’t call me Little Lamb,

Overview

Here is the Read & Listen edition of the first book in the Princess Baby collection, followed by the picture book Princess Baby, Night-Night and the board book Princess Baby on the Go!

Poor baby, no one calls her by her real name! “I am not a buttercup, or a giggly goose. I am not a cupcake. Please don’t call me Little Lamb, and never ever Gum Drop,” she insists. With a curtsy and a twirl, again and again our protagonist makes it abundantly clear who she is. She wears a shiny crown, a fancy dress, sparkly shoes, a velvet cape, and glittery jewels. There are more clues too—she dances with princes, has perfect manners, and makes sure that everyone in her kingdom is happy. Her persistence pays off in the end, and even the youngest readers will be cheering, “Princess Baby!”

This ebook includes Read & Listen audio narration.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The curly-haired and clearly much-adored young heroine is sick and tired of people calling her "Cupcake," "Giggly Goose," "Missy Muffin" and other such sobriquets. After all, her "real name"-and the book's title-should be obvious from her shiny crown (it glitters on the book jacket), or her wand, or her innate sense of noblesse oblige ("I have perfect manners... and make sure that everyone in my kingdom is happy"). Katz's (Counting Kisses) characters are the very definition of pert. They have big round heads and tiny cute eyes, and they frolic on pastel backgrounds of polka dots, clouds and flowers; even the human beings looks like plush toys. Toddler girls just discovering the joys of dress-up should find this as enticing as a glittery petticoat, although the same idea received more astute treatment this past fall in Karma Wilson and Christa Unzner's Princess Me. Ages 1-5. (Jan.)

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Children's Literature
AGERANGE: Ages 3 mo. to 4.

"Why doesn't anyone ever call me by my REAL name?" asks the little girl. She is not Cupcake or Little Lamb or Buttercup. It is always "time for breakfast, Giggly Goose," she complains. "But I am not a buttercup or a giggly goose. I am not a cupcake." She politely requests to be called by her real name. "You'll know me by my shiny crown, my fancy dress and, of course, my royal wand. I am PRINCESS BABY!" The book will be a bit too pink, sparkly, and girly for parents who are hoping to avoid the whole princess thing, and the girl really is a bit obnoxious--but little kids will eat it right up. The painted and drawn illustrations are cute and funny. Really, I feel like a bit of a crank for complaining; it is a sweet book. Reviewer: Sara Lorimer

School Library Journal

PreS- This typically self-absorbed toddler is not amused by the pet names she is called-Buttercup, Cupcake, or Little Lamb. She is greeted each day with endearing phrases such as, "Time for breakfast, Giggly Goose" or "How's my Sweet Gumdrop today?" But as she romps around the house in her floral pajamas, the audience will soon realize her preferred name as she dons her golden crown and glittery jewels. Baby joyously leaps across a spread with clothes a-flying. Katz has drawn the human and stuffed-animal characters with perfectly rounded heads, and she uses other softly curving lines in rendering motions such as a curtsey and arm gestures. The predominate color is fuchsia, while other bright hues complement the rosy tones. The cover attracts attention because the crown and shoes are done in a glittery gold. Toddlers will ask for repeated readings of this cheerful view of a youngster's world.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307938305
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
11/15/2010
Series:
Princess Baby
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
543,063
File size:
13 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
1 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Karen Katz is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Princess Baby; Princess Baby, Night-Night; Princess Baby on the Go!; Counting Kisses; Daddy Hugs; and Toes, Ears and Nose! Her bestselling book is Where Is Baby's Belly Button?, which has sold more than a million copies. Learn more at karenkatz.com.


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Princess Baby 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
elifoo More than 1 year ago
Depending on what you are looking for. There are very few words. I think the book is great for a 2 year old, but much older and the child might think it goes too fast.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very cute book that I bought for my daughter. It is a girly, girl book so if your daughter is a little princess she will be into this book.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Poor baby! She's been called everything: Cupcake, Buttercup, Little Lamb, and even Sweet Gumdrop.

Hasn't anyone noticed her shiny crown, fancy dress, sparkly shoes, velvet cape, glittery jewels, or royal wand? What will it take for her parents to call her by her real name, Princess Baby?

Toddlers will be enchanted by the feel of the glittery, sparkly crown on the cover of PRINCESS BABY, and will find a reason to giggle as baby tries to set things right where her name is concerned.

Beginning readers will have no trouble with the easy text, and will have a fun time reading this alone or having it read to them as a bedtime story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My grandaughter says it's one of her favorites. She is 4.
Alayne-Kay-Christian More than 1 year ago
Princess Baby goes through her day longing to be called by her real name. There are over ten endearing nicknames that baby is called but she doesn't want to be called by those names. She wonders, "Why doesn't anyone ever call me by my REAL name?" She knows that all they have to do is pay attention and they would surely discover her real name. This simple little book offers a unique spin on all the pet names people have for babies and the one name that is most important - at least to this baby. The busy, brightly colored illustrations are perfect for holding babies' and toddlers' attention.
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Vivian Flora More than 1 year ago
too babyish 4me
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Jeanette Hansen More than 1 year ago
My daughter has this memorized and proudly reads it to me
littlemissbookwormGW More than 1 year ago
im 8 and everyone in my class is reading harry poter and my techer said i shood reed this book cause harry poter is to hard to reed for me. this book is too hard!!!!!!
cjs12345 More than 1 year ago
i guess thsis is good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On the last page of this book, Princess Baby (who throughout the story reiterates her need to be refered to as 'Princess Baby', since it is her 'real name') struts down an imaginary red carpet holding her head high, with her doting parents holding her train dutifully behind her. This image brought to mind a true story of parents I knew who played a game like this with their daughter, in which she was the 'queen' and would order her parents around. It was only a game, but it carried over into real life, as the child had pretty significant problems with authority and discipline, especially when coming from her parents. I'm not saying this book will inflate your child's ego and create undisciplined, narcissistic behavior; it's colorful and cute and kids, especially girls, will probably enjoy it without reading too much into Princess Baby's actions. Still, I can't help wondering if the author noticed that Princess Baby is kinda, well, spoiled when she was writing this. I dunno, maybe I'm being too much of a crank...just some food for thought...