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Baby Love: A Keepsake Book from the Heart of the Home Hardcover – January 29, 1992


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition (January 29, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316106399
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316106399
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #530,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

The drawings, language and format are wonderful.
B. Ordway
The illustrations are beautiful and I love all of the spaces to paste his cute little pictures.
Amazon Customer
I had this book for my son and bought one for my second son this year.
mamareadssomuch

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 12, 2000
Format: Hardcover
What a wonderful find, I as well as my daughters were looking for something different and unique, not the usual Baby Book, with cartoons etc. This is a beautiful book with wonderful soft watercolor pictures. There are so many catagories to document your little ones progress...more like a special journal. Lots of places to place those special pictures you will be taking. Lots of pages to record the special holidays to come, as well as cute little nursery rhymes and suggestions of things you can do with your baby. You can start from day one of your pregnacy recording things you and your babies father are experiencing. Within an hour of my daughter receiving this book she was busy recording things into it and reading it to her husband. I truly felt as I had finally found the perfect baby book for my daughters to record our grandchildren's growth progress. I hope you will enjoy this book as much as we have already. I will recommend this book to any new mother that is looking for something different, unique and not the ordinary.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 21, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This is the most wonderful baby book you will ever find ANYWHERE!! I received it as a gift from my mom when my third child was born, and my only regret is that I didn't have copies for the first two!! Susan Branch's book is filled with page after page of breathtaking illustrations and sweet sentiments that perfectly capture the magic of life with a baby. She also provides wonderful space to record thoughts on 'pre-baby" preparations. I always look forward to sitting down with this book, whether I am adding my latest thoughts or reading previously written ones! Don't let babyhood get by you without buying this book!! Makes a fabulous baby gift!
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44 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Niccolo Donzella on March 5, 2000
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a very pretty book, and probably has the most categories to fill in of any baby book I perused (which, for busy professionals, can be a bit daunting ...) There were two things that made me decide to send it back and to keep, instead, the book produced by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (A Baby Book for You). (Reasons that are peculiar to me, I might add, and not a reflection on the quality of the book.) First, the book is small in size. In my mind's eye, a baby book should be larger. Second, the watercolor illustrations are so faint that it frankly is hard to see them. An additional minus, in my view, is that the author's name is on the cover of the book. (This is true of the book by Linda Spivey, as well.) To me, a baby book's cover should not take "credit" away from the true authors of the book: parents and child.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 8, 1997
Format: Hardcover
I'm known for searching endlessly for that "perfect" something for myself, and that "perfect" gift for someone else - and I've found both! Susan Branch's Baby Love Book is, by far, the sweetest and most original of all baby books on the market! I searched far and wide for just the right book to keep my baby's history in. The many that I found were "mass market" - you know, with the characters that everyone knows, or books that just didn't move me to want to keep writing in them and look back in fondness over the years. Susan Branch's Baby Love Book is perfect for those looking to create and cherish a keepsake of their baby's growth. The illustrations are wonderful and Susan's suggestions on childhood books to read and games to play are wonderfully original. I feel that she made this book just for me! Best of all, this book is timeless - there will never be an era that doesn't appreciate this kind of sweetness and warmth!

A must-have for those contemplating parenthood, mothers-to-be, friends of mothers-to-be and everyone else in between!

THE BEST BY FAR!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By hrkreiner@aol.com Hadley R. Kreiner on September 7, 1998
Format: Hardcover
If the house ever catches fire, I will run out the door with my children, the dog and this book. I have two: one with a pink ribbon and one with a blue ribbon (I just cut the pink ribbon out of my son's and the blue ribbon from my daughter's.) Preserved in it are diary entries I wrote while pregnant, the list of baby names we considered, a diary entry of my daughter's first day on this earth, funny bathtub portraits, small smeared fingerprints, one of my daughter's first signatures--all surrounded by Susan Branch's delicate watercolor flowers and sweet poetry. It inspires you to write, remember, and take little round clippings of your baby's face from photographs. If cared for, they become a treasured, overstuffed family quilt.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 9, 1997
Format: Hardcover
Susan Branch has created a perfect place to record all of the many memories that accompanies the life of the new addition to one's family. She includes a place to write about all the the traditonal information as well as pages devoted to pregnancy and self reflection of parenthood. She encourages a new parent to write with thought provoking questions and a lot of space for pictures and keepsakes. Everything you would expect for a baby book and more. A perfect gift for anyone expecting a new baby. Julie Jones (djones@compulink.gr
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 8, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I love this baby book and I hope someday that my son will love his keepsake baby book too. I'm a huge fan of Susan Branch and I just had to have this book when I was expecting my first child. Susan Branch's books are always filled with insightful and warm ways to show your loved ones how much you care about them. The only problem I have is trying to find the time to write in the book while caring for a newborn! Enjoy and have fun creating a wonderful momento for your child to cherish forever.
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Susan Branch was born in Southern California but calls her 1849 home on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard her "heart magnet" because she was drawn to New England from childhood and loved it before she laid eyes on it. She finally moved there in her early 30's, no longer "able to live without four seasons and white picket fences as everyday architecture." She is the oldest of eight children and inspired by "almost everything." Her hand-lettered and watercolored Heart of the Home series of books are a reflection of the things she loves to celebrate, the home-arts of cooking, gardening, homemaking, family, best friends, entertaining, and the little things that make life sweet. Her newest book, A FINE ROMANCE ~ Falling in Love with the English Countryside, is a diary of her two-month jaunt through the back roads of England in search of her literary and artistic roots. It's filled with the little details, both in words and pictures, that readers have grown to love in Susan's books.

Susan has a large and loyal following on her blog at www.susanbranch.com and her personal newsletter ("Willard," named for her grandfather, "another story"), filled with photos, recipes and art, is emailed to approximately 50,000 subscribers monthly.

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