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Sporty Babies Wear Sweats


The 10th book in the ever-popular Urban Babies Wear Black series showcases the athletic prowess of these trendy tykes. They dribble, huddle, sprint, and do pull-ups—all to secure a special spot in their family's Hall of Fame.
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The 10th book in the ever-popular Urban Babies Wear Black series showcases the athletic prowess of these trendy tykes. They dribble, huddle, sprint, and do pull-ups—all to secure a special spot in their family's Hall of Fame.
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Kirkus Reviews
Another insufferably chic, developmentally off-base outing from the creators of the Urban Babies Wear Black series, only this one isn't even as funny for grown-ups as the others (Jet-Set Babies Wear Wings, 2009, etc.). Dion's muted, pattern-heavy images provide a wan counterpoint to Colman's declarative text, which offers little opportunity for expansion. "Sporty babies dribble": A baby in a high chair drools as mom's hand steers a spoonful of pink yogurt toward it. "Sporty babies sprint": A baby with diaper only partially installed gleefully eludes dad's pursuing hands. Ho-hum. As before, much of the text as well as all of the humor is hopelessly out of baby-and-toddler reach: "Sporty babies need caddies" (dads with diaper bags push babies in strollers); "Sporty babies stay hydrated." This joke has run its course—real babies want books for them, not their parents. (Board book. 1-3)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582463131
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Series: Urban Babies Wear Black Book Series
  • Pages: 20
  • Sales rank: 689,325
  • Age range: 3 months - 3 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHELLE SINCLAIR COLMAN was inspired to create the Urban Babies Wear Black series after the birth of her first child. Now, after a move from Chicago to New York, Michelle draws her inspiration from two urban—and sporty!—children. Michelle lives in Waccabuc, New York.

NATHALIE DION studied graphic art at Concordia University before signing on to illustrate this adorable series for toddlers. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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Sporty babies wear sweats.
Sporty babies huddle.
Sporty babies do pull ups.
Sporty babies have cheerleaders.
Sporty babies sprint.
Sporty babies are in the Hall of Fame.
Sporty babies stay hydrated.
Sporty babies dribble.
Sporty babies have caddies.
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