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HOW A BABY GROWS by Nola Buck

HOW A BABY GROWS

By Nola Buck (Author) , Pamela Paparone (Illustrator)

Age Range: 1 - 2

Pub Date: June 30th, 1998
ISBN: 0-694-00873-7
Publisher: HarperFestival

Sing-song rhythms and simple verse make this entry in the Growing Tree series an ideal read-aloud for the very young. Focusing on the everyday experiences in a baby’s life, Buck (Oh, Cats!, 1997, etc.) explores all the wiggly, giggly, and lovable qualities of babies. The enumeration encompasses the physical, emotional, and social needs of infants: “These are the things that babies do: Cry, wet, sleep, coo.” Parents will relish the subtle humor in that opening sentence; Paparone’s cheerful illustrations help children identify objects in their environment. With cozy scenes situated on soft backgrounds featuring cherubic babies in all moods frolicking about, this book will be a favorite for lap-sharing. (Board book. 1-2)