by Gyo Fujikawa

Board Book

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448030845
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/28/1963
Series: So Tall Board Books Series
Pages: 16
Sales rank: 45,288
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 10.13(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 3 Years

About the Author

Gyo Fujikawa was a renowned author and illustrator of children's books. Born in 1908, Fujikawa studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and worked as a promotional artist for the 1940 film Fantasia. She later moved to New York, where she would design many books for the Walt Disney Company. Fujikawa illustrated five books and wrote and illustrated 45 more, her most beloved being Babies and Baby Animals, which together have sold well over 1.5 million copies. She died in 1998.

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Babies 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has been a family favorite since I was young. As the oldest of eleven children I would watch my mother read this to the little ones. As she read she would give them hugs, cuddles, and love at the appropriate times through the book. I now do so with my children. They not only love being read to, but that extra special attention.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mom said this was my favorite book when I was a baby. (I didn't remember it though) 28 years later, she gave the same book to me to read to my baby girl. A thoughtful gift turned out to be the only saving grace from a crying fit. I'm not kidding, if my daughter has a meltdown, reading 'Babies' calms her down immediately. She's over a year now and it has worked 98% of the time. Hope it works the same for you!!
momof5CB More than 1 year ago
This was the favorite book of all 5 of my children. Adorable illustrations and simple text. Now it is my go to book for baby showers.
flamingofrog More than 1 year ago
I would recommend any book that this author has done. My daughter and I read this book until it fell apart. She still would not part with it. I bought new copies for my son and daughter to read to their children. Greast for babies and through preschool.
Tammysk More than 1 year ago
A friend of mine bought this book for my son, John, when he was a baby. She explained that when she read it to her son and got to the part that says, "But good or bad, all babies like to be hugged and cuddled and loved," she would hug on her son as he sat in her lap. I did that with John and his younger brother, Scott, whether they remember it or not! They're 19 and 15 now, but we still have the original book. I always give this book as a baby gift, no matter what else I buy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received this at the baby shower for my first daughter 25 years ago by someone who said it was her child's favorite book. I've given it at every baby shower I've been to ever since. She was right - it was my daughters' favorite book when they were little. I have received rave reviews from all parents about how much their children love it. They especially like the pages on babys' laughing and crying - read with lots of expression. It is a great book and my 2 daughters and my husband and I (and the other parents) can recite it from memory to this day. 'Babies are very little, soft, warm and cuddly, . . .'
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gyo¿s illustrations are the most precious I¿ve seen - the pictures jump off the page; the babies look real! Babies of every race, color, shape and size are portrayed equally & adorably!
Annieee 29 days ago
My daughter loved books as a baby, toddler, and continues to love books as an adult. She will have her own baby soon, and this will be added to a collection of her favorite books to be read and enjoyed by a new generation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my childrens' favorites when they were young - I try to find Fujikawa books whenver I need to purchase a baby/toddler gift.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can remember my Mom reading this story to me, and how I loved the pictures. I bought a copy for my daughters when they were babies, and then a copy as a gift for my Niece who is now 2 and loves the book. Excellent book, for every child to see. Love Gyo Fujikawa's books and will continue to buy them.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kids were given this book when they were little and it was one of their very favorites and now it is a favorite of my granddaughters. My copy is so worn that I had to tape it. I now like to give it as a gift to soon to be parents as well as a newborn gift. The illustrations are precious and it is the kind of book that wants to be read over and over again. I feel a little bad that the new book is somewhat shorter than the old one (it has eliminated several pages) but it is still well worth it.
kindermom More than 1 year ago
I purchased this board book for my 15 month old who is fascinated with books about babies. She loves it! Gyo Fujikawa's exquisite illustrations depict a diverse collection of babies in a wide variety of baby activities. As a kindergarten teacher I love how this book provides opportunities for my daughter to explore pictures of things that are familiar to her, practicing and expanding her vocabulary. She loves to look for the "kitties", "puppies", and "duckies" and talk about the bathtime, feeding, and dressing pictures. With another baby on the way this book is also great for talking about siblings. There are lots of sweet pictures of big sisters and brothers hugging and kissing younger siblings, and just a variety of babies loving on each other. An excellent book for babies!
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picturebook-lover More than 1 year ago
BABIES by Gyo Fujikawa has been in our family since I was a child. I added it to our collection when I had my two children. It is always included in baby shower gifts (along with Chugga Chugga Choo Choo, Goodnight Moon, and Snuggle Puppy). Babies and young children LOVE seeing and hearing about other babies. This book has always been on the much loved, "read-again" pile; being in boardbook format is an added bonus.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is such a sweet book! Pictures of babies doing everyday things - playing, getting a diaper change, being naughty, being 'little angels' - and simple text to go along. I love the last page: '...but good or bad, all babies liked to be hugged, and cuddled, and loved.'