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"More More More," Said the Baby (A Caldecott Honor book) Paperback – April 25, 1996
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Looking at the lush painted illustrations from a fresh perspective, I am amazed again at Williams' diversity of characters, as shown not just by the variety of ethnicities that other reviewers have mentioned, but economic and other types of diversity as well.
The daddy, for example, in Little Guy's love story, is white but wears shorts and thong sandals on his feet instead of the basic black daddy footwear of most books. Is he unemployed, having a day off, or perhaps a stay-at-home dad?
In Little Pumpkin's story, not only is the grandmother of this black baby rather white, she's also rather young - at least, young enough to still have blonde hair. And is she babysitting, or - like many grandmas these days - actually raising Little Pumpkin?
Finally, I love the illustrations that accompany the Little Bird story because as the baby sleeps, the mother is converting a sofa/daybed to a cozy sleeping place for the baby. Not every baby has her own bedroom, and not every family can afford a crib or toddler bed.
It amazes me every time I read the story that Little Bird is no less loved than a baby with a more elaborate nursery. These may seem like little things, but I believe even babies look for themselves in the stories we read to them. In More More More, my baby - who has no nursery of her own - will see the kind of unconditional love that transcends ethnic or economic stereotypes.
The tone of this book is soothing, though the lilting words and some phrases were a little odd for me at first ("little guy's father has to run so hard just to catch that baby up").Read more ›
I don't find the text hard to read, nor do I think the phrase "catch that (note spelling) baby up" is especially nonstandard. Even if I did, I think that hearing standard grammar from her family all the time is much more likely to influence how she speaks than hearing one phrase from a book a few times.
As far as the interracial family is concerned, she was thrilled and yelled "mommy" when she first saw it (her dad is black, but my sister is white). I doubt that this would confuse her even if her parents weren't an interracial couple - after all, parents often don't look like their children, and kids are smarter than many parents give them credit for.
Edit: Three years later, and an amusing anecdote to prove my point. My niece (now my *older* niece) was sitting for lunch with me, a black friend, and a white, blonde, very fair-skinned acquaintance. The acquaintance had come with her nanny, a black woman, and wanted to share our lunch. First the black friend (four years old at the time, but almost five) told her to "ask her mommy" (pointing to the nanny), then the acquaintance said "Oh, that's not my mom, that's my babysitter. You can tell she's not my mom because" (and this is the part that made me laugh very quietly into my sandwich) "because my mommy has BROWN hair and she has BLACK hair".Read more ›
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Very ugly illustrations, and the text sounds awful. Not possible to sing what the characters are supposedly singing, and wording doesn't seem to be that of a native English... Read morePublished 1 month ago by NAU grad
Perfect little board book! Made a great gift for a one year olds birthday!Published 1 month ago by Brittany S
Not sure why the grandmother of the black character looks white and everyone else parent reflects their culture. This can be confusing for an adolescent.Published 2 months ago by KK
I just love this book. I like that it shows love between different family members and in different races. I purchased this thinking of my husband reading it to our baby.Published 2 months ago by Jessica Phalen
I remember reading this when I was a kid. Now I can read it to my little one <3Published 2 months ago by Sean P.