An adorable lift-the-flap book that works on a number of levels. The soothing verse follows a year in the life of a newborn, from birth to crawling and teething to first words and first steps, while the illustrations highlight the seasons of the year. The simple, gentle rhymes are perfect to read aloud; the patterns of the detailed illustrations include a patchwork of textures and a tumble of babies of every shade: brown, pink, tan, orange, beige. The flaps add an interactive element, revealing fun surprises. Such a sturdy, well-considered board book will please both parents and children.