BABY! TALK! by Penny Gentieu

BABY! TALK!

Age Range: 1 - 3

KIRKUS REVIEW

Gentieu creates an engaging set of photographs for very young eyes. Every spread pairs a large full-color close-up of an infant and a phrase that has clearly recognizable echoes for adults: “Where are baby’s toes?” and “How big is baby?” On the facing page, superimposed against soft pastel backgrounds, are several smaller photographs of infants engaged in a relevant activity, e.g., “Clap hands baby!” appears with babies engaged in enthusiastic attempts at patty-cake. Clad in colorful diapers, these cherubs smile, frown, laugh, and frolic through the book, candidly expressing a wide range of emotions. The direct correlation between text and photos provide children with visual clues that reinforce their comprehension of basic words and phrases. (Picture book. 1-3)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-517-80028-4
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Crown
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1999




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