Overview

What makes a baby’s day special? Everything! From finding his nose to touching her toes, even the simplest activities are an accomplishment and the world is full of wonder. In this cozy picture book for very young children, simple rhymes and bright, joyful illustrations capture the easy rhythms of a day shared by mother and child and the love and affection that they’ll share all their lives.

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Star Baby

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Overview

What makes a baby’s day special? Everything! From finding his nose to touching her toes, even the simplest activities are an accomplishment and the world is full of wonder. In this cozy picture book for very young children, simple rhymes and bright, joyful illustrations capture the easy rhythms of a day shared by mother and child and the love and affection that they’ll share all their lives.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-A mother and child play, cuddle, eat, and call dad at the office. At the end of the day, baby is asleep, with both parents smiling by his bed. Words carefully follow the action on each page. The steady rhythm makes the story fun to read aloud. "Phone, baby/Talk, baby/Laugh, baby/Look. Read, baby/Clap, baby/More, baby/Book." The acrylic artwork is stylized to accentuate the soft, rounded shapes. The effect is sometimes comforting, sometimes cutesy. It also distorts the figures. Some of these distortions are whimsical and appropriate, but others are less effective. Overall, the book is a sweet read to share one-on-one. It would have special appeal for traditional families and those who can relate to the lifestyle shown here.-Amelia Jenkins, Juneau Public Library, AK Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
"Hi baby / Up, baby / Sun, baby / Shine / Smile, baby / Laugh, baby / Hug, baby / Mine"-so go the first verses of this utterly winning baby-rocking ditty. In the course of the day, mother and child count toes, play peek-a-boo, have lunch and a nap, walk a little and play a little, each activity defined by that deceptively simple rhyming scheme. The rich, warm, matte acrylics use large areas of flat color to great effect, as in the mom's long dark swooping hair, or the tree background when the child's on a swing. Pattern carries the star theme: on the child's pajamas and quilt, on bathroom walls and the shape of sponges, even on the back pocket of baby jeans. This may be a family that studies the stars, as there's a globe in the living room and a telescope in Daddy's office, and the bedtime story is called Rocket Boy. It is also worth noting that the rosy-cheeked mom is a buxom and full-figured lady. Basic baby rhyme books are a dime a dozen; this one's priceless. (Picture book. 3-7)
From the Publisher
"A sweet read to share one-on-one...[with] special appeal for traditional families." School Library Journal School Library Journal

"Warm and beguiling...pictures easily viewed from a distance make this gentle readaloud perfect for...toddler storytime." BCCB Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A chipper wake-up volume...Fun for babies to listen to and for mothers to read." -BOOKLIST Booklist, ALA

"Rich, warm...Basic baby rhyme books are a dime a dozen; this one's priceless." -KIRKUS, starred Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"This affectionate but realistic look at family life...features refreshingly non-standard baby-book backdrop colors" HORN BOOK GUIDE Horn Book Guide, Pointer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547563121
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/17/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: Up to 3 years
  • File size: 38 MB
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Meet the Author

Margaret O'Hair is a third grade teacher and the author of TWIN TO TWIN (Simon & Schuster). She lives in northern California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    I love baby feet

    And feetuses

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    Lovely book!

    My 9 year old reads this book to my 1 year old nightly. They both love this book and its sweet little rhymes. Love the book and the author too, cant wait for sweet baby feet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2010

    A Classic!

    I read this story to my son at a very early age (around three months old). The rhyming story captured his attention, and we read it over and over until recently, and he is 3 1/2 now. I believe this book sparked in him a real love of reading. Highly, highly recommend this book with beautiful story in rhyme, and pictures to match.

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