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Water Babies #01: Colors Board book – May 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Series: Water Babies
  • Board book: 12 pages
  • Publisher: Cartwheel; Brdbk edition (May 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439047749
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439047746
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,368,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Granted, looking at pictures of naked babies swimming underwater with seahorses and fish is a bit surrealistic to the average eye. But babies adore looking at babies, and will respond with gurgles of delight, without even needing a snorkel! This oversized board book features five watery spreads, each one sporting its own color theme: "Gentle red sea horses," for example, teems with red balloons, red coral, and red seahorses, while the "tiny orange fishes" spread sports orange toy boats, orange fish, and even a carrot-topped baby! Those who like Water Babies: Colors should also investigate Water Babies: Counting. (Baby to preschool)

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Riding the wave of Anne Geddes-like photos of babies, these simple concept books offer a unique twist: all of the pictures were taken underwater. The photos of the ethnically diverse infants are spliced into other pictures of aquatic life to give the impression of children frolicking with fish, dolphins, and other sea creatures. The combinations are effective and clear, offering some intriguing images. However, the concept portions of the books are a bit forced (green turtles, red sea horses, three friendly dolphins) and seem only to exist to give a purpose to Holloway's stunning photographs. Some adults may be troubled by the idea of underwater baby models, but babies themselves will undoubtedly be fascinated by the images of their peers. These books are noteworthy only for their unique photographic style; for concepts, stick to old favorites such as Cathryn Falwell's Nicky, 1-2-3 (Clarion, 1998) and Sandra Boynton's Blue Hat Green Hat (S & S, 1984).
Kathleen M. Kelly, Carroll County Public Library, Eldersburg, MD
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 12, 2002
My daughter loved this book for the pictures that are in it. She loved seeing the babies and showing me the fingers, ears, eyes and toes. Although the pictures are very colorful, the text is lacking, and will not hold attention. We used this as a "picture book," but lately, (at 15 months) she is more interested in books to "read," and this one is no longer a favorite.
Buy it for a small baby or simply for the beautiful photos!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cindy (tcmart@juno.com) on November 11, 1999
My eight-month old son loves this! His eyes widen with each page as he squeals with delight. The brightly colored pages come to life with beautiful photography. We are anxious to obtain other titles by this author.
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I just love this adorable board book, with its photos of babies apparently swimming under the water. My grandson was fascinated with it, and so was I; I had to order a new copy for my library, even though I had to get it second-hand. Can be used for baby, sea, or color storyhours for babies, and slightly older children will also appreciate the joke behind the beautiful pictures of fearless babies whooshing through the seas.
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By A Customer on April 22, 1999
With brilliant colors and funny baby pictures (every child is under water - swimming), this is no average colors book.
Every page has many things to look at and think about, giving a young mind ample room to grow and learn.
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By Canarrie on February 5, 2009
This is the only book that interests my 11 week old. She can stare at each page for quite a long time. This would be a great baby shower gift.
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