The Lees' diapered dynamo starts early (the VCR reads 3:01 a.m.), with the little girl outlasting her mama sprawled out on the living room floor ("Go back to bed, baby, please, baby, please"). A breakfast of upturned Cheerios follows a few hours later ("Not on your HEAD, baby baby baby, please!"), then play time, a trip to the playground, dinner, and a bath ("Please don't splash, baby baby, please, baby!"). The fun repetition doesn't change up until the book's sweet close, as the curly-haired tyke somehow can't get to sleep ("Kiss me good night? Mama, Mama, Mama, please").
The Lees have as much or more success than their high-profile counterparts (Jerry Seinfeld: Halloween, John Lithgow: Marsupial Sue; and Jamie Lee Curtis: I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem), thanks in large part to their excellent choice of illustrator Kadir Nelson, whose work has appeared everywhere from Sports Illustrated to the New Yorker. Just as he did with Will Smith's Just the Two of Us, Nelson uses his enormous talent to inject energy and emotion into each richly colored, Rockwellian spread. (Baby to preschool) --Paul Hughes --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This was one of five books purchased as a baby shower gift for a friend's son. Unable to provide rating on content or if child will enjoy, therefore I gave it a neutral score.Published 4 days ago by Marilyn Brown
I'm on the fence about this one, it is annoying as heck to have a kid read this over and over and over again, but its just that, for kids. Read morePublished 11 days ago by AmazonJunkie
My 2 year old son loves this book. It is repetitive enough that he can read it to me. It is also very well illustrated.Published 12 days ago by mrskendall
Super cute! Part of an Easter gift for the little one a nanny for.Published 25 days ago by Nadia Nijaradze
Great story and great illustration. I actually find myself kind of singing it and my 2 year old can "read" it by seeing the pictures.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I adore this book! The illustrations are adorable and the little girl in looks a lot like my little girl. She just turned 4 and it is her favorite book! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sarah
Loved this. This was one of the few books featuring a brown skin brown haired child that did not make a big deal about it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mom with Ph.D.