Urban Babies Wear Black

Urban Babies Wear Black

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by Michelle Sinclair Colman, Nathalie Dion
     
 

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Infantus urbanus (defn.): Young mammal raised in city environment. Infantus urbanus love nights at the opera, modern architecture, and fine cuisine. Difficult to spot at night due to their penchant for black clothing. See also URBAN BABIES.

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Infantus urbanus (defn.): Young mammal raised in city environment. Infantus urbanus love nights at the opera, modern architecture, and fine cuisine. Difficult to spot at night due to their penchant for black clothing. See also URBAN BABIES.

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Publishers Weekly
Perhaps providing more amusement for urban parents than their progeny, Urban Babies Wear Black by Michelle Sinclair Colman, illus. by Nathalie Dion, ticks off the quotidian rituals prevalent among citydwellers. "Urban babies wear black" shows a toddler in a black jumpsuit pulling a Dachshund on wheels through a chic shop with polka-dot wallpaper. "Urban babies do yoga" depicts youngsters mimicking Mom's moves on the yoga mat while reaching for the pacifier hanging from her neck. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Urban life is, of course, different from rural areas and suburbia. The babies in this board book are very sophisticated (dressed in black), which I guess is the message that is meant to come across. They have opportunities to go to art galleries, to operas, and to drink latte while they read and dine in fine restaurants (although that is probably unlikely). This baby rides in a taxi, since many urban dwellers do not own cars. I would not be surprised to see follow-up books featuring babies in settings other than urban, but I am not sure that the message is all that positive and may be more like stereotyping. 2005, Ten Speed Press, Ages 1 to 3.
—Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307974945
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/26/2011
Series:
Urban Babies Wear Black Book
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
20
Sales rank:
1,053,391
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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