Where's the Baby?

Overview

How much mischief can one baby make? Plenty, when it's a baby monster! Follow the trail from room to room as Grandma, Ma, and Hazel try to catch up with the baby before he can turn the whole house upside-down in this uproarious companion book to The Very Worst Monster.

When Grandma, Ma, and Hazel Monster want to find Baby Monster, they follow the messy trail he has left.

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Overview

How much mischief can one baby make? Plenty, when it's a baby monster! Follow the trail from room to room as Grandma, Ma, and Hazel try to catch up with the baby before he can turn the whole house upside-down in this uproarious companion book to The Very Worst Monster.

When Grandma, Ma, and Hazel Monster want to find Baby Monster, they follow the messy trail he has left.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this very funny sequel to The Very Worst Monster, Hazel, her mother and her grandmother find it easy to tell where the baby's beenhis trail of muddy footsteps, chocolately handprints and red paint is plain enough to follow. But where is he now? Readers will enjoy the mounting chaos and suspense as the family traces the baby's route from room to room until, finally, they find him in the least likely place imaginable. Along the way, glimpses of the babyhiding, peeking and cautioning the reader to be quietinvite participation in the hunt and complicity in the mischief-making. Both text and art humorously depict the family's varied reactions, from Hazel's increasing (and justified) apprehension to Grandma's fond but inappropriate remarks (``He's good at painting,'' she exclaims when they come upon one splashy mess). An innocent question``Where's the baby?''leads to a monstrously clever picture book. Ages 4-up. (March)
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In what PW called a "monstrously clever" sequel to The Very Worst Monster, readers follow baby's tracks, from muddy footsteps to chocolaty handprints, until baby is found--in the most unlikely place. Ages 3-up. (Sept.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Grandma has come to visit and she wants to see the baby. Where can he be? Sister Hazel provides the straight forward commentary as they all troop through the house on the trail of baby. It really isn't hard to follow him since he leaves a mess wherever he goes. Grandma turns every disaster around and comments on how talented, smart and helpful baby is. Kids will know better, of course, and get a few giggles out of this monster baby and his family. Hutchins' illustrations are brimming with mayhem and her monsters are quite likeable. 1999 (orig.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3 Hutchins' charming green ish monsters are back, and baby is still living up to the reputation he gained in The Very Worst Monster (Greenwillow, 1985)and he's still receiving raves from his relatives. The clever plot line has Grandma, Ma, and older sister Hazel following the baby, who is blithely traips ing through the house wreaking havoc as he goes, leaving paint footprints on the floor and handprints on the wall, a mess in the kitchen and chaos in the work room, and more of the same upstairs. With the discovery of every fresh disas ter, this true-to-life grandma praises her grandchild with phrases such as ``he's good at painting.'' Finally, they find baby apparently asleep. But when they tiptoe out of the room, baby reaches for the basket of eggs grandma left behind, and the jacket art shows further develop ments. While Grandma's comments will particularly appeal to adults, children will be tickled by baby's antics, his path of disaster, the expressions on the mon ster faces, and the promise of the ending. The text is mostly in rhyming couplets, which flow naturally. Bright watercolor and ink illustrations provide strong sup port and witty detail, and the well-com posed double-page spreads encourage a sense of movement through the house. A satisfying sequel. Leda Schubert, Ver mont Department of Education, Mont pelier
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688170639
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 9.74 (w) x 7.94 (h) x 0.17 (d)

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