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WHAT’S IN BABY’S MORNING by Judy Hindley

WHAT’S IN BABY’S MORNING

By Judy Hindley (Author) , Jo Burroughes (Illustrator)

Age Range: 2 - 5

Pub Date: July 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-7636-2372-5
Publisher: Candlewick

Hindley repeats and answers the titular question as baby, family, and "little Hup" tickle and giggle through the morning. "A sister sleeping / just over there, / counting beads / and a little chair, / Spotty Dog / and Mrs. Cow, / and little Hup / the hippo." Youngsters are sure to find comfort in seeing another experience the gentle morning routine with familiar objects: socks and shoes, bib and cup, playing peek-a-boo, and a truck—just the right size for toddler fun. "Bug on a finger, juice in a cup. / Tickly grass when shoes come off." Dad swings baby up and sister finds the temporarily missing hippo; all seem happy and carefree and then it's naptime. Burroughes's sunny watercolors are soft and expressive, bringing the text to life with visual imagery just right for this tale of quiet happenings. (Picture book. 2-5)