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Baby's got a present. A present in a box.It's time to do the wrapping paperWrapping paper romp.Here is a playful poem exploring the simple fun of opening a present. There's lots of colorful paper and ribbons to tear, rustle, and crumple as this toddler and kitten unwrap a gift. And as every baby knows—the packaging is even more fun than what's inside! Adorable and lively illustrations by Jennifer Plecas capture the simple joy and fun of this common experience.

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Overview

Baby's got a present. A present in a box.It's time to do the wrapping paperWrapping paper romp.Here is a playful poem exploring the simple fun of opening a present. There's lots of colorful paper and ribbons to tear, rustle, and crumple as this toddler and kitten unwrap a gift. And as every baby knows—the packaging is even more fun than what's inside! Adorable and lively illustrations by Jennifer Plecas capture the simple joy and fun of this common experience.

Baby's got a present. A present in a box.It's time to do the wrapping paperWrapping paper romp.Here is a playful poem exploring the simple fun of opening a present. There's lots of colorful paper and ribbons to tear, rustle, and crumple as this toddler and kitten unwrap a gift. And as every baby knows—the packaging is even more fun than what's inside! Adorable and lively illustrations by Jennifer Plecas capture the simple joy and fun of this common experience.

Author Biography:

Patricia Hubbell has been writing poetry since she was eleven years old. In 1998, her Wrapping Paper Romp was selected as a Parents Magazine Book of the Year. Patricia Hubbell lives with her husband, Harold Hornstein, in Easton, Connecticut, the small town where she was born. Remembering how much their children and grandchildren loved to bounce when they were very young prompted her to write Bouncing Time. "Bouncing is one of the joyous things little kids do," she says. "It reflects their constant enthusiasm."

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Almost anyone who has seen very young kids open presents or who has left a piece of wrapping paper lying on the floor will relate to this cute story. Most often, little ones delight in the wrapping paper and the box. They frequently offer more fun and creative play than what is contained inside. As Hubbell relates in her rap like text, "Baby's got a present, a present in a box, It's time to do the wrapping paper, wrapping paper romp." Don't miss this board book. Wrap it up and then, when the gift paper is worn out, babies and caregivers can relive the delightful fun of the Wrapping Paper Romp.
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PreS--Five Little Pumpkins repeats the well-known fingerplay. In Yaccarino's illustrations, garish orange jack-o'-lanterns with stark black eyes are accompanied by a blankly staring white ghost and a black cat. Although this short poem has been a perennial favorite of the storytime set, some children may find these faces frightening rather than appealing. In Wrapping Paper Romp, Plecas depicts a cheerful, round-faced toddler in orange pajamas tearing apart a colorfully wrapped present as a cat paws at a bow. Hubbell's rhyming couplets will hold youngsters' interest as they recognize the peek-a-boo game that the main character plays with the kitten behind the purple tissue paper. Skip the pumpkins and romp with the tamer of the two.--Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780694010981
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/30/1998
  • Series: Growing Tree Series
  • Pages: 16
  • Age range: 3 years

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2001

    Absolute Delight

    Do you remember that mastercard commercial with the little girl playing IN the box and not with the toy that was inside? This is a delightful adaptation of the same premise - complete with colorful pictures and rhymes. I even laughed out loud the first time I read it to my daughter and still smile when the baby 'flings the teddies on the floor' and plays with the tissue paper. This truly is a must-have book for any child and is one of the first my daughter will grab off the shelf.

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