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BABY BABY BABY by Marilyn Janovitz


by Marilyn Janovitz, illustrated by Marilyn Janovitz

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4022-4414-8
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

"Bitsy bouncy baby / On a bumpity lap / Mommy's little baby likes to / CLAP / CLAP / CLAP!" Daddy, Puppy, Grandma, Grandpa and Kitten all get a piece of this rhythmic baby action. The little guy crawls down the hall, takes a bath, chases the (smiling) kitten, cuddles and goes to sleep. It's all sweet enough, but there's nothing that really elevates it to something special. Some of the language is downright gooey ("Winky eyes / Blinky eyes / Off goes the light / KISSY / KISSY / KISSY") and will require a strong stomach to get down. Moreover, parents and babies who are enjoying this at bedtime will wonder why this tot doesn't get to listen to a story, too. The all-Caucasian cast of characters renders this even further run-of-the-mill. Skip it. (Board book. 3 mos.-18 mos.)