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Product Details

  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Board book: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Dial; Brdbk edition (February 14, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803731930
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803731936
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 6.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Joy Allen lives in Cameron Park, California.

More About the Author

Joy Allen won her first art contest when she was in second grade and while in school, her homework was often doodled with pictures of her teachers and friends. Since then, she has illustrated over 50 books. Her newest books are PRINCESS PALOOZA and PRINCESS PARTY. Joy also designs fabric (even princess fabric!), AND, she now has princess ornaments on sale at www.joyallensjoybox.com. Some of Joy's most recent books are BABY SIGNS, (on Oprah's children recommended children's books), the CAM JANSEN series, and the ABIGAIL IRIS series. Her picture books include Karen Beaumont's BEING FRIENDS, TEN STINKY BABIES by Ellen Olson Brown, THE BOOK OF BOYS FOR GIRLS AND THE BOOK OF GIRLS FOR BOYS by David Greenberg, and THE HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF TOWN by Crystal Bowman. To learn more, visit Joy's website at www.joyallen.us or www.joyallensjoybox.com

Customer Reviews

This is a very cute book, love the illustrations.
peachy
He is somewhat shy to talk, so it's great that he can communicate with sign as he masters vocabulary and communication.
Sybarite
I look forward to him being able to sign back to me one day!
Dina Greenland

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By L. Donalds on December 31, 2008
Format: Board book
Our daughter is only 9 months old right now, a bit too young for signing yet, but recently several parents we know shared their positive experiences with using baby sign language that I figured we should get an early start with introducing both her and us to it. Last week I just came across this book in a store, and it looked like a good first book for children to begin looking at. It's a sturdy board book that includes 13 useful words that your baby will want to use -- milk, water, more, all done, diaper, sleepy, it hurts, help me, mom, dad, cat, dog, and book. As a parent, there are a few other words I'd also like to know getting started (such as, there is the sign for "more" but what about first communicating that they are "hungry" in the first place?) -- but for a child's board book, it still seems to be a good one.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dina Greenland on June 3, 2013
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We got this book in addition to two others in the hopes of teaching our son sign language. When flipping through the first two books I became a little overwhelmed, but then I got to this one... it is perfect for beginning to learn sign language. It has 14 very basic and often used signs.
I started doing these signs when my son was about 4 1/2 months old. Most commonly 'milk'. He is now 6 1/2 months and already giggles and gets VERY excited when I make the sign to him, he knows whats coming! :)
I look forward to him being able to sign back to me one day!
We have now mastered all 14 of these signs and use them every day and have now moved on to the next books!
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Bandora Fox on December 20, 2010
Format: Board book
My son enjoys this book and the drawings are nice but I am disappointed by the fact that not all of the signs are consistent with ASL.

As a breastfeeding and cloth diapering mother the pages for milk and diaper are confusing to my son but I understand that the author was writing this for the masses.

I really like the concept but wish that all of the signs included were ASL instead of just some.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Carmen on January 13, 2012
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We purchased this book for our son when his son was born. We all helped teach the baby signs to our 6 month old grandson. He was able to communicate basic wants, needs and feelings before he could talk. We believe that early signing is why our grandson can speak and communicate so well today at 2 1/2.
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32 of 46 people found the following review helpful By suburbanfashionista on September 28, 2009
Format: Board book
This book does a good job of teaching baby as well as parent how to do some basic signs (dog, cat, diaper, water, all done, milk, etc.). The pictures grab my daughter's attention and have since she was 5 months old (she is almost 9 months and still loves it). She already does a gesture very similar to 'milk' when she is hungry.

The book itself is well-made and a size my daughter favors - not too long, not too big, not too thick. Nice colors that catch her attention.

However, I find the choice of words to be a bit strange. I don't see why a baby needs to learn the sign for the word 'diaper', but not the sign for the word 'wet' or 'dirty' or even 'potty'. Why teach 'water' or 'milk' when one should learn 'hungry' or thirsty' first? The words 'yes' and 'no' are not in this book, and they are words we are teaching our daughter and she is already responding to the signs. The choice of teaching 'cat' and 'dog' I find a bit strange for not every household has these pets. Though my daughter adores this book, I think the selection of signs to be lacking and feel there are more useful signs out there for your little one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Melitelli on July 29, 2013
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Book was okay, but the words and pictures didn't make it clear how the actual signs were suppose to be preformed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By peachy on November 15, 2013
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This is a very cute book, love the illustrations. However, it has a strong chemical smell emanating from the inside pages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda Hanson on September 4, 2013
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My granddaughter has already learned several of the signs and we are working on the other ones. Great way for a small child to be able to communicate.
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