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Be a Baby Hardcover – August 28, 2007
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From School Library Journal
PreS—A mother's lullaby to her baby recalls the little one's actions through the day into night, from a game of peek-a-boo hiding under a blanket ("Be a birdie, Baby. Be a lonely loon") to some active play of crawling with a stuffed elephant toy ("Or be a herd of elephants and I'll chase you round the house"). A few of the rhymes will amuse preschoolers ("Be a hungry monkey, shove bananas in your mouth"), but a number of them, such as "Be a dancing flower. Be a tired tree," seem random at best, especially as there are no dancing flowers depicted and the trees in the background don't look particularly tired. Others will just bewilder young children, such as "Be a big-vroom motorbike or a shaggy dog that purrs"; baby is smiling next to a stuffed blue dog, with no motorbike in sight. The mild colors and gentle, soft-focus illustrations of a wide-eyed baby are pleasant but frequently do not match up with the imagery of the text. The loving picture of mother and child in a chocolate-colored room as baby is rocked to sleep is a sweet ending to a genial offering.—Susan Moorhead, New Rochelle Public Library, NY
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