A party of rosy-cheeked, bigheaded, ethnically diverse babies encourages baby readers to clap and identify shapes.
A group of mothers and a token dad gather their babies for a party with triangle hats, square gifts, rectangular blocks, oval balloons and a star-shaped toy to share. The tots play, sing, smooch, smile and eat healthy snacks before their parents gather them up for the walk or stroll home, most asleep before leaving the white-picket-fenced yard. Unlike virtually every real-life party with this age group, there’s nary a tear nor a sad face in sight. Indeed, the babies’ faces are rather static and all show basically the same cheery expression, though that doesn’t detract from their cuteness. Bold patterns and bright colors will attract and hold young ones’ attention, and the clapping won’t hurt, either: “Clap for the baby holding an oval.”
Light but sweet. (Picture book. 1-3)