HOW I NAMED THE BABY by Linda Shute

HOW I NAMED THE BABY

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Age Range: 3 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A new gambit in the waiting-for-the-baby game: after James volunteers to help think of the perfect name, he and his family discuss and negotiate a typical--and amusing--array of suggestions: James's ``Mapleanne'' (``a little too new,'' Dad demurs); Grams's ``fine old family names...Gomer, Ethel'' (``a little too old,'' says James). Biblical names, names with meanings that might prove inappropriate, names suggested by the passing seasons--all get due consideration in Shute's comfortably believable dialogue; but when the baby comes, the decision is easy: the month is June, and that's what she's called. The amiably realistic illustrations make this a book about the seasons as well. Lists of ``favorite'' names, and their meanings, from seven countries. (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-8075-3417-X
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Whitman
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1993