Rockin' Babies

Rockin' Babies

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by Jenn Berman, Cynthia Weil, Galia Bernstein
     
 

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Every baby is a rock star!

Whether being hounded by the paparazzi (parents with cameras), getting mobbed by fans (cheek-pinching relatives) or going “on tour” (wheeling around in a stroller), baby is born to be wild! In Rockin' Babies, Dr. Jenn Berman and Cynthia Weil playfully re-imagine the rock 'n' roll lifestyle in child-friendly fashion.

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Overview

Every baby is a rock star!

Whether being hounded by the paparazzi (parents with cameras), getting mobbed by fans (cheek-pinching relatives) or going “on tour” (wheeling around in a stroller), baby is born to be wild! In Rockin' Babies, Dr. Jenn Berman and Cynthia Weil playfully re-imagine the rock 'n' roll lifestyle in child-friendly fashion. Galia Bernstein's spectacular illustrations, combining unique textures and colors, complete this charming book-perfect for hip parents and babies who “dream big.”
 
 

Rockin' Babies won the 2011 Purple Dragonfly Award for best board book!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"As a father of seven and grandfather of six, I've read my share of fluffy bunny books but here's a book I can really get behind. Rockin' Babies rocks!" --Quincy Jones

Kirkus Reviews

Apparently, even babes need to fight for their right to rock.

Toddlers bop to their own beat, complete with skull-and-crossbone onesies and hand signs. Simple sentences set up a repetitive framework for each illustrative punch line as ethnically balancedtots play, eat and travel until eventual slumber. The text tries to maintain a hip tone, while rich, graphically patterned spreads extend expected behaviors. "Rocker babies trash their rooms" shows clothes displaced across the floor; the young culprit gleefully dangles stuffed animals by their paws. There's deadpan humor for those caregivers all too familiar with little ones' inevitable messes, predestined, it seems, for the most inopportune times. (An explosive mess of pea-green spew splatters the father's freshly pressed suit.) A contemporary slant prevents enduring appeal. The latest smart phones click away as a glum tyke endures the fuss while "rockin' babies are hounded by the paparazzi." Childhood portraits depict a telling shrine above the wall (look for the ornate frame featuring the tot's blood-curdling scream.)

It's the adult managers of those little musicians who will find humorous details here, but as a format geared totoddling rockers, developmental notes fall flat. (Board book. 1-3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402771453
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Pages:
20
Sales rank:
290,684
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 6.81(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD540L (what's this?)
Age Range:
1 - 2 Years

Meet the Author

DR. JENN BERMAN is a family therapist, and author of SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years. Her L.A. Times best-selling book The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids won the Mom's Choice Award gold medal in parenting and her “Dr. Jenn” parenting column is printed in Los Angeles Family Magazine and won the Parenting Publications of America award. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today show, The Early Show, and The Tyra Banks Show. Dr. Jenn lives in LOS ANGELES with her husband and children. For more information, visit www.doctorjenn.com.

CYNTHIA WEIL is a legendary lyricist, crafting countless hits in a career that has spanned four decades. She has written the words to On Broadway, Somewhere Out There, Don't Know Much, He's So Shy, and We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, and many others. Cynthia is a multiple Grammy® Award winner, inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 2010 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For more information, visit www.mann-weil.com.

Illustrator GALIA studied at the Parsons School of Design. She is an accomplished textile print artist and illustrator. For more information, visit http://dancingkangaroo.com.

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Rockin' Babies 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
musicmama25 More than 1 year ago
Simply the coolest board book for kids I've seen, and I've seen plenty! I love the way the illustrations pop, and the looks on the little rock stars' faces as they read along...priceless! It's a great gift, too. Hey, this would be a great TV show idea...!
Angel64AP More than 1 year ago
I love this book! My new granddaughter received Rockin' Babies as a gift. What a great little treasure this book is for my "little treasure's" library.
ElisabethBR More than 1 year ago
I was at Barnes and Noble with my 3 year grand daughter and happened upon the book signing and reading of this amazing book. It was such a joy to watch her face as the authors read "Rockin' Babies," as she was spellbound and animated at the same time. We bought a couple of books and proudly took them up to be signed by the authors. Since then she has not stopped talking about the book and the experience, so I decided to have a tea party for her at my house and give the books as party favors. She wanted to make it a "reading and sign books" for her friends...it was a huge success. This book is such a gem with a wonderful message.....every baby is a rock star, making them feel as special as they really are. The illustrations are magical. With the successful collaboration of the mother and daughter authors adding an additional special element to "Rockin' Babies," it is now my "must give baby book."
Mapleaf More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter and great neice, both future Lady Gaga's, looooved this book. And I loved reading to to them - over and over and over again. I laughed out loud every time. The text is so clever, the illustrations so engaging - it should be a Pixar movie, It's my favorite new baby gift!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book...little one(two years old) loves it. It's edgy...fun...and they're never too young for rock n roll. auntie mel
Mom2011 More than 1 year ago
A new take on board books. Illustrations colorful and cute. My son (2 1/2) very attracted to them while I fell over laughing at the concept of comparing babies to rock stars. Very clever. Haven't ever enjoyed a board book as much I did this one.
GrandmaBobbi94 More than 1 year ago
Adorable illustrations and so funny! My 3 year old grandtwins loved it and so did I. They had favorite things and favorite babies on each page. You will enjoy this book as much as your kids.
Myfairmommy More than 1 year ago
This book is adorable!! It's a must have for parents and kids. The idea now seems so obvious but these authors thought of it. Our kids are the rock stars of our lives for sure. We do everything pictured in this book and so do our kids (all 4 of them). Great gift but be sure to buy one for youself
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KudofromKingo More than 1 year ago
Read about this book on Hollybaby Book Club and it sounded like fun. When I mentioned it to a friend she said she already had it and when our kids had a playdate this morning I checked it out. Hollybaby was right. Rockin' Babies is quirky and funny and my 2 year old was mesmerized by the illustrated babies. I was also happy to find it on B and N at a great price so it's on it's way to me now. I know it will be read for a long time to come.
AnnieH70 More than 1 year ago
Received this book as a birthday gift for my 3 year old and I just bought a few more to keep on hand for that purpose. My daughter loved the colorful pictures and she now calls me "Roadie Mama" which takes some explaining in public. Really original and fun. Your child will learn some intersting new vocabulary:)
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