Buy Used
$4.00
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Eligible for Amazon's FREE Super Saver/Prime Shipping, 24/7 Customer Service, and package tracking. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Dust jacket in Has dustjacket condition.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Who's That Baby? Paperback – August 23, 2005


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$0.20 $0.01

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Check out The Amazon Book Review, our editors' fresh new blog featuring interviews with authors, book reviews, quirky essays on book trends, and regular columns by our editors. Explore now
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

"Big Brother Daniel" by Angela C. Santomero and Jason Fruchter
Daniel Tiger has just gotten a new baby sister! Baby Margaret is very little, and she needs lots of care and big brother Daniel is here to help! See more

Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperColl; F First Edition, First Printing New edition (August 23, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060529393
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060529390
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #964,752 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreS–In 16 songs, Creech celebrates a newborn's world from the infant's point of view. For example, in Football Baby: My daddy thinks/I am a football./I think that/he is mistaken./I hope that/someone will tell him/that I am a baby./his little sweet baby./…I am not/a little pigskin. Other selections tell of looking like a stuffed banana, of gazing at pictures of me me me! and of Blurping milk/on Mommy's clothes/and Daddy's clothes. Pearly Girl and Joy Boy are charming displays of self-confidence. As songs, the words do not really scan or rhyme, especially without actual music to move the rhythm along. Despite this, the imagery is lovely and babylike. However, the humor and sensibilities are clearly geared to new parents. With warm, muted earth tones and intriguing patterns, Diaz's gorgeous illustrations perfectly capture the love surrounding these infants.–Bina Williams, Bridgeport Public Library, CT
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Booklist

PreS-Gr. 2. In this collection of Creech's original poem-songs about new babies, the wee joy-bundles leak, cry, or puke. They resemble a pigskin, stuffed banana, or even "a baby burrito / in a little quilt-o." They are also revered as "bella pearls" and "bello boys." Diaz's warm, melon-colored, pattern-filled paintings also exalt babyhood and its rounded, soft-skinned perfection. Rosebud-mouthed babes of all colors with wide-set eyes hatch from flowers, chew books, sleep, look at pictures, and drool while geometric stars and moons hover about and artfully stylized adults like "two big grandmas" and Bella Mom stand guard: "And this is where I like to be: / up snug close / to my warm, warm mom / where I can hear / her beat-beat heart- / a bella, bella Mom is she." The often-rhythmic, short-lined poem-songs are perfect for reading aloud to baby burritos, but it's the parents and grandparents of newborns who will most appreciate this sentimental celebration of love and babyhood inspired by Creech's own granddaughter. Karin Snelson
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
89%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
11%
See all 9 customer reviews
I definitely want to buy my own copy for my son's personal library.
E. Choi
This is a beautifully illustrated book of poems, and my 26 mo old daughter loves them and really is enjoying me reading them to her every night before bed.
Anna Maria Gardner
Most of the rhymes were short and they kept the attention of our young children well.
Melissa Sack

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steve BooYa on October 8, 2005
Format: Paperback
Our four-year-old daughter loves this book, and so do we. My wife is an early childhood specialist, and was once the head of the children's book department at a major independent bookstore, so she has seen MANY children's books. I teach illustration at two colleges, so I have seen a LOT of children's book art. We both agree author Sharon Creech and illustrator David Diaz have cooked up something really special with 'Who's That Baby?'.

Creech's poems are brief but speak volumes. Her charming cadence rejoices in real-life details about parenting, babies, and 'Grandmas with not very big vocabularies' (who only say 'Oooh' and 'Aaah', and 'Awww', and 'Oh!).

I was a David Diaz fan long before he won the 1990 Caldecott Medal, children's book illustration's highest honor, for Smoky Night, a sort of 'The-Snowy-Day-meets-the-L.A.-riots' child's-eye narrative that is both fierce and tender. In this new book, Diaz's glowing watercolors halo infant faces so engaging I cannot look away.

Some may find the book short -- two of its sixteen poems offer only eight lines -- my daughter, for one, can't get enough of it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Choi on June 20, 2006
Format: Paperback
I borrowed this book from a local library and fell in love with the short rhymes which are so sweet. My 8 month old son is enchanted when I read to him from this book at bedtime. I definitely want to buy my own copy for my son's personal library.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anna Maria Gardner on March 21, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is a beautifully illustrated book of poems, and my 26 mo old daughter loves them and really is enjoying me reading them to her every night before bed. It is a wonderful book for both adults and children.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Library Binding Verified Purchase
This is a gorgeously illustrated book. The "songs" are nice, mostly humorous, some quite touching ("Hi little one. I'm your grandpa. Don't be afraid. I am here." But for me, it is the illustrations that make this book magical.

The beautiful babies and their families are of various races, and the illustrations are colorful, stylized, fantastic, whimsical, and inspired. These aren't simply illustrations, this is art; it is always lovely, and sometimes jaw-droppingly amazing. I am so glad I stumbled across this book! I only wish it would be made available for the Kindle, simply because I'd like to always have it at my fingertips, ready to be looked at yet again.

The book I received is large format (roughly 8x11") hard-cover, without jacket. This would make a wonderful gift for any baby or small child, and appears to be made to withstand most abuse they may inflict upon it. But really, babies or children aren't necessary in order to take pleasure in this stunning book, all that's required is an appreciation for this type of artwork. Enjoy!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By MarHut on February 2, 2013
Format: Hardcover
We love this book. It is great for the youngest of babies. Well-written, nice and fun short poems/songs to read to your young ones. The illustrations are also wonderful. Leaky baby and Two Big Grandma's are favorites.
My mom ordered two copies off Amazon and one was hardcover and one was paperback.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?