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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
PW wrote, "Any child who has experienced a house thrown into a tizzy by a crying baby should get a giggle from this farmyard tale of an implacable infant." Ages 4-7. (Apr.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Carol Collins
In this clever picture book, Mama feeds Baby, puts him in his cradle, and lets Grandma and Grandpa, Aunt and Uncle, and Big Sister and Little Brother watch him while she takes a badly needed nap. Baby cries. The family members one by one try to stop Baby from crying by bringing in something from the farmyard: flowers for Baby to look at, a goose to cuddle, a cow to kiss, sheep to warm him, birds to sing him to sleep. But it's only Little Brother who knows what Baby really wants. The frustration that all parents and babysitters have experienced is turned into an imaginative tall tale. The clear bright watercolor illustrations accentuate the humor of the story as the farmhouse kitchen gets more and more crowded and churns with animals, feathers, petals, and people until the final calm scene. Everyone from fussy babies to challenged caretakers should enjoy this one.
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
When the baby won't nap, the whole extended family gets involved in trying to please him. Filled with noise and frivolity, one attempt is sillier than the next until little brother picks him up, kisses him, tucks him in and sings him (and everyone else) to sleep with a lullaby. Having a new baby in the house brings many moods. When it is time for a light-hearted laugh, open this book.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-When Mama gets tired, the rest of the family volunteers to take care of Baby, but he's not happy and they can't figure out why. Grandma decides that he needs to look at something pretty, so she surrounds his cradle with meadow flowers ("WAAAAAH"). Aunt thinks a kiss will comfort him, so she brings a cow into the house to lick his face ("WAAAAAH"). Uncle thinks Baby needs something warm, so he herds in a flock of woolly sheep ("WAAAAAH"). Each loving relative goes to funny extremes to try to comfort the infant. Finally, it is left to Brother to give him what he really needs-a cuddle, a kiss, and a soft lullaby. By the time Papa gets home, Baby is asleep, the house is full of farm animals, and the whole family is ready for a nap. Barton's delightful watercolor paintings perfectly complement Root's depiction of a caring, if confused family. The expressions on the characters' faces are priceless, as hopeful anticipation changes to perplexed concern and even the cow looks worried. The endpapers at the beginning show a busy farm scene, while those at the end offer a quiet nighttime version of the same view. The repeated refrain, "Was that what Baby wanted?" and a variety of fun sound effects will have children chiming in. Filled with warmth and affection, this book is great for reading aloud or sharing at bedtime.-Kathy M. Newby, Russiaville Branch Library, IN
Kirkus Reviews
Mama is tired and wants to go to bed, but Baby won't sleep. The other members of this large, rural extended family volunteer to baby-sit. Baby's not happy; what does he want? A grandmother brings him pretty flowers, but they prickle his nose. A grandfather bears a soft goose, but it tickles his nose. An uncle offers a whole flock of sheep to keep the baby warm. In the end, the little brother knows just what Baby wantsþto be cuddled off to sleep. Root's well-paced text has rhythm and repetition, punctuated by the loud wails of the baby. Barton lets loose on the mounting hilarity as the relatives' solutions grow more outrageous. The comic scenes of escalating pandemonium feature Baby in full bellow and animals swarming through the house. (Picture book. 4-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763612634
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2001
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.70 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.14 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2003

    A favorite book for my son and I.

    This is a pefect gift to give to a child that has a new baby sibling. Lets the older sibling know that their help is needed and valued too.

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