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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 - 6 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810994828
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810994829
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 10.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #941,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In rhythms reminiscent of those in Margaret Wise Brown’s Runaway Bunny, a mother’s endearments to her baby begin, “If I were a sailor, I would sail the world with you, / With sails of cotton candy and a handy penguin crew,” and close with “And if I were a genie, / I would make your dreams come true. . . / Because you are my baby / I would do anything for you.” In between, Mother assumes a variety of professions, including train engineer, mountaineer, and geologist. North’s rhyming text is occasionally forced, but her imagined motherly roles offer occasions for visualization of Baby’s reactions (one spread shows him catching a winning touchdown in his footy pajamas). Hall’s watercolors have a golden tone, as if suffused with late afternoon sun, and his retro, subdued palette anchors a naive style that calls up Syd Hoff’s cartoons. The sentimental text is balanced by simple geometric shapes that evoke rockets, sea life, and airplanes adventuring happily together in uncluttered spreads. Preschool. --Janice Del Negro

About the Author

Sherry North is a former writer and producer for CNN Headline News, and her work for children has appeared in Highlights magazine. She lives with her husband and son in Sunrise, Florida. This is her first picture book.

Marcellus Hall has created artwork for the New Yorker, Time, GQ, Sports Illustrated, Parenting, and Nick magazine. This is his first children’s book. Raised in Minneapolis, he currently lives in New York City.






More About the Author

Sherry North is an award-winning children's author and medical journalist. She wrote Because You Are My Baby as a love letter to her first child. She wrote Because I Am Your Daddy because her husband didn't like being left out of the first book! The two books together make a wonderful baby shower gift.

Sherry's latest title, Because You Are My Teacher, follows a class as they visit wonders on all seven continents and the high seas. It is a heart-felt tribute to teachers and the perfect way to get young students excited about learning.

Please learn more at www.sherrynorth.com.

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The illustrations are fabulous!
Trisha
Sherry North's BECAUSE YOU ARE MY BABY tells of what parents would do for a baby, providing a parent's fun wishes for a child in a gentle lullaby.
Midwest Book Review
I gave this book as a gift to a new baby to share with his two-year old sister.
E. Suzanne

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. M. Anderson on August 7, 2008
Format: Hardcover
What I loved most about this beautifully written and illustrated book is the fact that the mother is a woman who seeks adventure and partakes in non-traditional female activities, while still including her child. Book shelves everywhere need more tales about women who inspire their children through love and actions!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Julie on May 4, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is such a wonderful story. I love the meaning behind it, and all that it can inspire. The premise of the story is such a jumping off point for more creative conversations with your child(ren). Would make an excellent baby shower/birthday gift for any aged child!

Love it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Wolf, on March 10, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Sherry North's book is a delight! It expresses a parent's love for a baby using interesting and contemporary ideas--and succeeds in being warm and real without seeming at all saccharine! Both the prose and the accompanying illustrations are very appealing, both to adults and to their children!
Dr. Lynn Wolf
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Suzanne on August 7, 2008
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I gave this book as a gift to a new baby to share with his two-year old sister. The little girl wanted it read over and over and adored the illustrations. Because You Are My Baby was such a huge success, I will now add it to my list of books to give to new babies.

E. Suzanne
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trisha on March 25, 2008
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"Because You Are My Baby" is the perfect book for any child. My son adores this book! The writing is fresh, intelligent and fun. The illustrations are fabulous! It is sure to become a classic. We are looking forward to the next Sherry North book!!!
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By Ellen Ruh on March 21, 2014
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Book came quickly and in excellent condition! I ordered this book after reading it to the children I take care of. It is one of their favorites and I am giving it as a gift for other children to enjoy.
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This book stands out for the absolutely fabulous, retro-style artwork by Marcellus Hall. Lush paintings that for me, somehow recall the atmosphere of such bygone greats as Herge's original Tintin books -- even though the particulars of the style are very different.

Another reviewer said the book is not for babies, and that is likely true. But, our son started paying attention when he was about one and a half, and he still likes it a lot now at two and a half. It is in regular bedtime rotation and has proven to be a good investment.

Again, I can't stress enough how much I love the artwork. Just fabulous.
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By Aubrey on July 23, 2013
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This book features beautiful water colored images. A touching tale for mother and baby. It's perfect for boy or girls.
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