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One Beautiful Baby Hardcover – September 1, 2002

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From Publishers Weekly

Oborne (Juice the Pig) adds up (from one to 10) the things that make a baby special in this good-natured offering. Godon's (What Shall We Do with the Boo Hoo Baby?) full-bleed pastels make the most of Oborne's simple phrases, one to a spread. A fine black line on brown paper delineates the baby's activities from the time it wakes up (with "one sweet smile") to its morning bottle (the baby perches on the mother's lap with its "two adorable eyes" open wide) to a walk in the park. Godon works into the illustrations judiciously placed fabric swatches that lend a homey feel. In a spread showing baby at breakfast (where father peels one of "three big bananas"), for instance, she covers the table with a red-and-white checked cloth. The artist even injects some humor into the proceedings: a lichen-green background provides calming contrast as the bare-bottomed baby flings "four clean diapers" from the changing table. Clearly defined objects make it easy for youngest booklovers to count along. Ages 6 mos.-4 yrs.
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From School Library Journal

reSchool-This simple, unpretentious story is essentially a counting book. The cover art sets the stage with a winning close-up of a baby holding a stuffed zebra. While the illustrations are done in a minimalist, cartoon style with smooth pastels and a soft, black outline, the infant's sunny smile and purity of expression radiate warmth and genuine delight. A short new phrase is introduced on each page: "Take one sweet smile,/two adorable eyes,/three big bananas," and thus builds page by page as the numbers advance. Mom packs up, "four clean diapers," puts baby in his jacket, "six yellow buttons," and strolls to the park where there are eight ducks, and nine strawberries result in "ten sticky fingers!" "Put them all together and what do you get?" The answer is, "One beautiful baby!" This is a perfect book for toddlers; it's bold, direct, and full of beguiling smiles. Youngsters will be counting without even being aware that they're learning.
Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Megan Tingley (September 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316065625
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316065627
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,991,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a simple, yet beautiful book that any child (or parent) should have in their library. The illustrations are lovely and large for the youngerst readers. The story is sweet and anyone with a toddler will melt when reading this story to your little one. You will not be disappointed.
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From the exuberant zebra dancing across the inside binding (and boy does he dance!) to the delightfully goofy illustrations, this book is charming.

The words are just the sort of snuggly stuff your baby will love.

Counting to ten with the sweet things in a babies life (one sweet smile, two adorable eyes, three big bananas etc etc what do you get? One beautiful baby) And one charming book.
Wonderful soft pastels and goofy counting to 10.

Kotori 2004
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one of my kids' babyhood classics. i have it memorized and will repeat it sometimes just for fun for them or to help them calm down or feel better. they especially love rubbing noses at the end (like the baby and mommy in the pictures). i love the pastel drawings too.
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