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Urban Babies Wear Black (An Urban Babies Wear Black Book) Board book – October 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Series: An Urban Babies Wear Black Book
  • Board book: 20 pages
  • Publisher: Tricycle Press (October 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582461589
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582461588
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 5.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

Delightful gift for city-dwelling parents and their urban babies.

Multimedia artwork appeals to tots and their parents.

About the Author

MICHELLE SINCLAIR COLMAN is the creator of the popular Urban Babies Wear Black series. She lives in Waccabuc, New York, with her family.


NATHALIE DION studied design at Concordia University. She lives in Montreal, Canada.

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Customer Reviews

I read it to my two-year old son and he loves it.
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We love the tongue-in-cheek, self-depracating tone -- And the illustrations are fabulous.
Sarah K. Masterson
What a super cute gift... even more fun for mom than for baby!
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful By M. McChesney on January 2, 2007
Format: Board book
As a mother of two in Seattle, and owner of this book, I think that it is a sweet depiction of child-rearing in the city. I was actually just going online to purchase another copy for a friend's shower next week. I am surprised that some of these reviewers see this small book with only twenty words as an entire indictment of the upper middle class. I don't know how taking your child to a coffee shop or a museum makes you "obnoxious" and/or "pretentious". I would say it that it is a fair statement to say that parents everywhere want the best for their children - for them to be well cared-for and well-educated - what should be considered loathsome about that?
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25 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Sarah K. Masterson on August 7, 2005
Format: Board book
At long last, a board book urban babes can REALLY relate to! Step off, Olivia. Make way, ducklings. Let's wheel the Bugaboo out for a mocha latte playdate and a tour of the Guggenheim, instead! We love the tongue-in-cheek, self-depracating tone -- And the illustrations are fabulous. Would make a fun gift.
-- DC BABY, (...)
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Jen on August 24, 2005
Format: Board book
This has to be the best board book I have read in a while! I work as a librarian in a trendy area, and it so reflects the activities and lifestyle of the hip hot mama set in my neighbourhood. Gap babies, Running room joggers, yoga and more. If you know someone with a baby - tell them to get this book!
Unless of course they are totally lacking in a sense of humour about being a "yuppie".
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Hollis Hanover on August 10, 2005
Format: Board book
This clever and fun look at living and loving your life in the city with your baby is terrific! Michelle Sinclair Colman's immense creativity and the cute illustrations make this a wonderful gift for all urban babies and their parents!
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22 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Frank John Oconnor on October 18, 2009
Format: Board book
This worthless little shopping list of things that the author likes to do in New York, has very little to offer the children it's allegedly "written" for. I throw those airquotes because the language in this book is literally a list of activities, ascribed to a mythical child:

"Urban babies attend the Ballet."

There's no rhyme, humor, cadence, fun or alliteration. It's simply a bullet point description of things it's feasible to do in Manhattan. The illustrations, while clever and cool, serve only to reinforce the worthlessness of the prose. And some of the illustrations are a little too complex for infants to focus on.

In short, it's the kind of cold, soulless husk of a children's book you'd expect Anna Wintour to write. A pointless collection of idiot snobbery with no redeeming value whatsoever. The artist should team up with a writer who isn't a self-absorbed snob with no real understanding of why infants like to be read to in the first place.

And while urban babies may indeed wear black, you'd think they'd enjoy some color and vibrancy in their lives too. They won't find it this book unless you change all the "lyrics" and tell a slightly more fun story yourself.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on January 6, 2009
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The cover is very cute, and the title is so cute I thought the book would be pretty funny. But, it sort of let me down, it is just basic things that all babies do such as drink milk but in the book it says 'urban babies drink latte' with a picture of a baby drinking their bottle. It is cute enough if you are looking for some board books for you children to be able to flip through on their own, but I wouldn't recommend as a gift (which is why I purchased it).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Domenica Suraty on March 4, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
It's really funny I actually checked this out from the library for my kindle and I liked it very much!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. J. on November 9, 2013
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Great book for first time parents living in a large metropolitan city. Anyone who lives in this environment will relate to this book. JK
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