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YOU AND ME, BABY by Lynn Reiser


by Lynn Reiser & photographed by Penny Gentieu

Age Range: 0 - 3

Pub Date: Oct. 10th, 2006
ISBN: 0-375-83401-X
Publisher: Knopf

The simple interactions between baby and mommy or daddy are the focus of Gentieu’s marvelous photos and Reiser’s repetitive text. The duo explores the bond that forms between baby and caregiver as they imitate each other, the simplest form of communication. “Wow baby! Look at you, waving at me, waving at you, waving at me.” Gentieu’s photographs make this a selection perfect for any new parent or library that caters to them. Her appealing, up-close photos perfectly capture the emotions of the parents and babies as they engage each other in looking, waving, smiling, feeding, hugging, splashing, laughing and playing peek-a-boo. Adding to their universal appeal, the photos represent several different races and feature both mommies and daddies. As most know, babies love looking at babies, so the question is, “Where’s the board book?” (Picture book. 0-3)