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Boom Baby Boom Boom Hardcover – February 1, 1997

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A Unicorn Named Sparkle
A Unicorn Named Sparkle
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PreS. This crackerjack charmer from the team who created 17 Kings and 42 Elephants (Dial, 1987) will delight toddlers with its silliness, animal sounds, and "boom! boom! boom!" Baby throws the tasty lunch Mama has made for her onto the floor while Mama is practicing on her drums. Various animals sneak into the house and eat the food to the rhythm of the drums. A black-faced sheep chews lettuce to the beat of "Boom-biddy-boom-biddy BAA-BAA-BAA!" A cow chomps on a carrot: "Boom-biddy-boom-biddy MOO-MOO-MOO!" This one is a winner, from the blissful mother with the unusual hobby to the chubby-faced baby to the farm animals lurking by the back door. MacCarthy's whimsical illustrations are a perfect blend of pastel hues and intense colors. They actively inhabit each page and propel the story to its loving conclusion.?Ann Cook, Winter Park Public Library, FL
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Ages 3^-5. A group of animals watches through the window as Mama puts her little one in the high chair and piles the tray full of food: bread and honey, lettuce leaves, apple slices, cheese, and a carrot. Mama sits down at her drum set, closes her eyes, and blissfully beats away, while one by one, the animals come in and share the cheerful toddler's feast. The beat of the drums provides an effective refrain for the repetitive actions and words that add to the story's appeal. In the artwork, softly shaded and warmly colored forms echo the roundness of the child's face and the liveliness of the story's action. Young children will especially enjoy being in on Baby's secret: she sees what her mother misses. True, it's not exactly logical that Mama could miss a cow sneaking past her in the kitchen, but let's call that poetic license. Carolyn Phelan
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 520L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Juvenile (February 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670873144
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670873142
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.3 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,746,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is great to read out loud. We discovered this at the library and have added it to our home library because we all love the story and pictures. It has fun and snappy word sequences that make it appealing to very young children, and I think my daughter will enjoy it for several years.
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The dialogue was amusing and the artwork engaging. The basic premise is that the "baby" (really, a toddler) feeds her lunch to the mischievous animals while Mama is playing her drums. The big issue I had with this book is that, as a mother of two very small children, I would never feed raw carrot sticks to a toddler without close supervision--they are a choking hazard. Also, I don't see many toddlers enjoying plain lettuce, although bread and honey, apples and cheese are common snack items. I can understand why the child threw her lunch away.
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Lunch time for baby brings some surprising visitors while mom plays the drums. This story has a nice rhythmic chant and wonderful use of alliteration with the "B" sound. It introduces new vocabulary and some great describing words for young children. Patricia MacCarthy's illustrations are vivid and colorful and contribute to the overall experience of the fun to be had in reading this book.
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