The Boss Baby

The Boss Baby

by Marla Frazee

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Overview

The Boss Baby by Marla Frazee

A new baby shows everyone who’s really in charge in this hilarious board book from Caldecott Honoree Marla Frazee.

From the moment the baby arrived, it was obvious that he was the boss.

The boss baby is used to getting his way—drinks made to order 24/7, a private jet, and meetings around the clock. But when his demands aren’t getting proper responses, he has to go to new lengths to achieve the attention he deserves.

Marla Frazee brings her signature wit and humor—along with adorable illustrations—to a book that explores the effect of one family’s very unusual new arrival. This Classic Board Book edition is perfect for the youngest of readers (and the smallest of hands)!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481469814
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 171,049
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD300L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Marla Frazee was awarded a Caldecott Honor for All the World and A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Picture Book for her wordless book The Farmer and the Clown. She is the author-illustrator of many books, including The Boss Baby, the book that inspired the DreamWorks Animation film Boss Baby. She has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including God Got a Dog by Cynthia Rylant; Stars by Mary Lyn Ray; and Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers. She is also the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Clementine chapter book series by Sara Pennypacker. The mother of three grown sons, she lives in Pasadena, California. Visit her at MarlaFrazee.com.

Marla Frazee was awarded a Caldecott Honor for All the World and A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Picture Book for her wordless book The Farmer and the Clown. She is the author-illustrator of many books, including The Boss Baby, the book that inspired the DreamWorks Animation film Boss Baby. She has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including God Got a Dog by Cynthia Rylant; Stars by Mary Lyn Ray; and Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers. She is also the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Clementine chapter book series by Sara Pennypacker. The mother of three grown sons, she lives in Pasadena, California. Visit her at MarlaFrazee.com.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"The concept is cute and the execution witty and efficient, with an agreeably concise (and straight-faced) text allowing plenty of room for the pictures to deliver the punch lines...Sure to be this year's baby-shower hit."—The Horn Book Magazine

* "This wry picture book will appeal to parents, of course, but also to siblings who see a new baby demand so much of mom and dad’s time and energy.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "The author again proves her storytelling chops and her artistic genius in this tongue-in-cheek tale in which text and image overlap seamlessly to deliver a perfectly timed punch line. Parents and older siblings will best appreciate both the visual humor and the new-baby blues presented here. Offer this read-aloud to families experiencing their own infantile corporate takeover."—School Library Journal, starred review

* "In a perfect pick-me-up for both older siblings and bleary-eyed new parents, Frazee hilariously parses their new status. The brilliant baby-as-boss metaphor drives the book from the start...Clever and empathetic, this book is an especially apropos choice for the baby shower circuit."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Paired with perfectly timed, deadpan text, Frazee’s artwork is as slyly comic and artfully expressive as ever."—Booklist

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Boss Baby 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
iiiireader More than 1 year ago
“The Boss Baby” is a story book that most parents can relate to. The new boss arrives in town and the new, first-time parents become his instant minions. From the moment he arrives, properly geared up with tie, briefcase, and tuxedo style footed onesie, he takes over and rules the roost. I came across this adorable book while looking for some Christmas books for my grandchildren to use at my house. I first found the sequel to this book and that led me to this one. Both “The Boss Baby” and “The Bossier Baby” (when a little sister comes to rule) are adorable and so appropriate for my daughter, I picked up both for her as well. The text is funny and the illustrations are spot-on. I recommend both books highly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a hit for any baby shower or just as a gift for the new parents of a baby. Humorous and clearly written, the book pokes fun at the perceptions of a baby as "Boss" and his parents as the "employees" who work for him. Those who have raised children through that first year will enjoy remembering their own "Boss Baby" and parents-to-be can laugh and learn not to take it so seriously.
Finnlove More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! Our library received it , and the minute i read it , i ordered for my baby grandson. His mom loved it...and so did her boss baby.....Marla Frazee know her boss baby...and her baby love!!!
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swepra More than 1 year ago
The illustrations in this book are great! I am sure every parent can relate to this book.
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