WHERE'S MY BABY? by H.A. Rey

WHERE'S MY BABY?

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Companion volume to Anybody At Home? -- but not as successful a book -- or could it be, perhaps, that the idea, once or twice or three times seen, becomes stale? I felt that the drawings were not as good, and the human figures were particularly bad. However, small fry like the recognition element of the surprise feature in the book, and where's a definite vocabulary building factor in identification of the young of the animal world as pictures of a horse, a hen, a sheep, a duck, etc. open up to show a colt, chickens, lambs, and so on. There's one inaccuracy which will prove a hurdle for mothers to take, in that the "verse" that goes with the hen and chickens picture refers to "one to ten" baby chicks, and there are nineteen. Try to explain that to a four year old who is learning to count!
Pub Date: Oct. 19th, 1943
ISBN: 0395906962
Page count: 39pp
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1943




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