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Urban Babies Wear Black (An Urban Babies Wear Black Book) Board book – October 1, 2005
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Multimedia artwork appeals to tots and their parents.
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NATHALIE DION studied design at Concordia University. She lives in Montreal, Canada.
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-- DC BABY, (...)
Unless of course they are totally lacking in a sense of humour about being a "yuppie".
"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.
If your baby's toys range from Artisanal to Eco-Luxury to Architectural to Gender-Neutral, then... you've got an urban baby.
And you'd love this book.
Utterly hilarious, it pokes fun at bohemian-bourgeois parents trying to rear the Most Cultured Kids. It had me laughing from start to finish, and I'd definitely buy it for my pregnant friends. I mean, here in NYC, "Urban babies drink lattes" is a REAL thing (see: Babyccinos), along with daycares that expose 1 yr olds to Abstract Expressionism, and let's not forget... baby DJ school.
Although this book may look Manhattan-specific, it's not. It applies to any metropolitan city, from Park Slope to Portland. It's more of a state of mind. The perfect baby shower gift for urban parents.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very cute book. We have had it for over a year already and she still enjoys when I read it to her.Published 10 months ago by Blanca Mercado
Adorable book. Perfect book for the city-dwelling baby. It's a go-to gift of mine for city mamas. I'm looking forward to checking out others in the series.Published 19 months ago by SRooks
Cool book for a cool baby (and their cool parents). Cute board book.Published 19 months ago by Kym B.
Cute concept. I plan on giving this to a friend who is very "urban" as part of her urban baby shower gift.Published 19 months ago by C. Gillespie
It's really funny I actually checked this out from the library for my kindle and I liked it very much!Published 23 months ago by Domenica Suraty
Dissapointed..after reading the description of the book and getting a good laugh I bought it for a baby shower. I received the book and found that it's very plain and simple. Read morePublished on January 7, 2014 by meagan