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MY DAY by Alex Ayliffe



From the Go, Baby! series

by Alex Ayliffe ; illustrated by Alex Ayliffe

Age Range: 0 - 2

Pub Date: June 1st, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4083-1502-6
Publisher: Orchard UK/Trafalgar

A baby with mocha-colored skin enjoys a romp in the bath.

Nestled in a bright red baby bathtub, a little tyke splashes and pours and plays with boats, toys and bubbles, all while an amused puppy looks on. The art, which looks to be digital collage, is sleek and charming simultaneously, with flat blocks of color, subtle shading and round edges. Two lines of verse grace each page and capture the playful mood. The final page asks, “Where is baby?” and the Mylar mirror embedded into the last page provides the obvious answer. The companion title, My Day: Bedtime, also with a mirror in the back, features a sitting-up, Caucasian baby reading aloud to and tucking in a teddy bear at bedtime. The text here does not scan quite as well, but little ones will have no problem connecting with the familiar scenes. While parents do not appear in any of the spreads in either book, it is clear from the loving tone that they are never too far away.

Though a little on the slight side, these are cozy and familiar experiences for little ones nonetheless. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)