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Baby Babka, the Gorgeous Genius Hardcover – September 30, 2004


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Clarion Books; American ed edition (September 30, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618234896
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618234899
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.4 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,643,152 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Starred Review. Kindergarten-Grade 4–Beryl wants a baby sister, a girl to have slumber parties with, a girl to name Babka after her mother's chocolate dessert. However, when the new baby arrives, it's another boy. To make matters worse, baby Zachary is getting way too much attention for Beryl's taste. Fortunately, just when the girl decides that the family isn't big enough for her and the new baby, too, Uncle Morty's understanding, ingenuity, and storytelling skills rescue the situation. This hilarious and warm story contains five short chapters and Mama's prize-winning recipe. Chess's spot art and full-page colorful cartoon illustrations add personality and humor to the characters. Ideal for sharing or reading alone, this story is a delight.–Julie Roach, Malden Public Library, MA
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"funny, heartwarming early chapter book...Chess's soft, rounded, dePaola-style illustrations are as warm, comical, and appealing as the story." KIRKUS Kirkus Reviews

"an appetizing balance of tart and sweet...As a chapter-by-chapter readaloud or readalone, this offers a cozy and personable story"BCCB Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"hilarious and warm story...cartoon illustrations add personality and humor to the characters...this story is a delight." SLJ, starred School Library Journal, Starred

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I bought this book as a gift for my grandchildren, who were about to become big sisters. It was great! Especially for the 5 year old!
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Read the book and then you must try the recipe because it is a real winner! And easy to make, too.
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More About the Author

Born in Queens/NYC. Award-winning author/artist of over 50 picture books and YA novels. Latest novel is FOUR SEASONS (Knopf/Random House) Lives and works Long Island/NYC. Writes, paints, and travels to schools throughout the world speaking on children's books of which she is passionate about.

Magazine article: "Portrait of An Artist as a Young Mouse"on MOUSTERPIECE: a mouse-sized guide to modern art (Roaring Brook Press/ Macmillan) in "Children & Libraries" / The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children 2013 ALA/ALSC Winter Issue. Pgs 16-19. Abstract art activities suitable for teachers, librarians, and parents related to this book are at the end of the article and bibliography of my top ten books on becoming an artist. Article also appears on my website under the articles category: www.janebreskinzalben.com

MOUSTERPIECE was deemed Caldecott-worthy and discussed at Calling Caldecott: this is the link:
http://www.hbook.com/2012/09/blogs/calling-caldecott/here-we-go-again/

Blog interview by Julie Danielson. http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=2419
Blog interview: http://artstomarket.com/introducing-modern-art-to-preschoolers-mousterpiece/