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This Is the Way a Baby Rides
     

This Is the Way a Baby Rides

by Susan Meyers, Hiroe Nakata (Illustrator)
 
A beautifully illustrated celebration of the many things babies can do from a talented author and illustrator team, Susan Meyers and Hiroe Nakata.

Whether two-legged or four-legged, babies have a lot in common. They run, hide, jump, tumble, tug, cry, munch, and snooze, as babies of all kinds do on the pages of this heart-warming book.

On a bright

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A beautifully illustrated celebration of the many things babies can do from a talented author and illustrator team, Susan Meyers and Hiroe Nakata.

Whether two-legged or four-legged, babies have a lot in common. They run, hide, jump, tumble, tug, cry, munch, and snooze, as babies of all kinds do on the pages of this heart-warming book.

On a bright afternoon, Mommy, Daddy, and Baby have a picnic. Nearby, animal families go about their own, very similar activities. Baby gets a piggyback ride...and so do the baby possums. Baby cries out for lunch...and so does a baby bird. Baby splashes in a stream...and so does a baby otter.

Sun-kissed illustrations and a lyrical story, filled with animals to name and sounds to repeat, capture a perfect day out and celebrate the universal, common everyday things babies can do.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Briant's (Paper Parade) clever, vibrantly hued tale seems to tip its hat to Six Characters in Search of an Author-albeit without the existential angst. Time and time again, a girl is roused from sleep by noise emanating from other apartments; she soon discovers that the inhabitants of the other six stories of the building are characters playing out roles in classic fairy tales. In apartment five, Jack is in the process of stealing the giant's magic goose ("Something in the hall went Honk. A little boy whispered `Hush' "). In apartment three, Hansel and Gretel are on the verge of an oven-baked fate. And with the help of an odd-looking rope, a handsome prince scales the wall by the narrator's window in an attempt to reach Rapunzel on the top floor (when the girl asks why he doesn't simply used the stairs, the prince replies, "I need the exercise"). What's an unroyal girl to do? The solution lies in undoing the premise of yet another fairy tale. Working in a tall, tower-like format that nicely evokes the enchanted building's architecture, Briant fills his pages with bright, flat colors and energetic inked lines. Most of the spreads bubble with a loopy, almost animated spontaneity, as if this whole idea is something that Briant just, well, dreamed up. Ages 3-7. (Oct.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
A picnic in the park is the setting for a simple story about the activities of a human baby and many baby animals. When baby cries for lunch so does a baby bird in a nest in a tree. Mother gives baby a piggyback ride while mother possum carries all her babies on her back. After lunch, mom, dad and baby settle in for a nap and so do the baby ducks and their mother. The similarity of both human and animal actions are very apparent in both words and the watercolors that are full of fun and playfulness. The end papers cleverly repeat the pattern of the picnic blanket. This is a good story for a parent and young child to share. 2005, Harry N. Abrams, Ages 2 to 4.
—Sylvia Firth
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-In this story, the actions of a human youngster are matched with those of young forest animals. While the baby jumps "Leap-ity leap" on one side of a spread, a bunny does the same across a field on the other. Upon closer examination of the primary-shaded watercolor illustrations, viewers can search for a smaller depiction of the animal on the baby's page. The culminating spread shows the end of the day with a vivid orange sunset background. The font size varies for some action or onomatopoeic words. For example, "This is the way a baby cries. WAA! WAA! WAA! WAA! Where's my lunch?" With its excellent marriage of text and art, this sweet story should stand up to repeated readings.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810957633
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
06/22/2005
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
1 - 6 Years

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