I Am a Baby
I Am a Baby

I Am a Baby

Written and illustrated by Bob Shea
2 - 5
Reading age
Page count
Jun 14, 2022
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From the creator of the mega-popular Dinosaur vs. series comes a hilariously deadpan look at new parenthood–from a baby’s point of view. I am not sleepy.I am not sleepy because I am a baby.Mommy is sleepy.Mommy is sleepy because I am a baby. With humor and sympathy, Bob Shea looks at the chaos of life with a baby as amiably narrated by the new arrival. Repeating the mantra (and blithe explanation) “because I am a baby,” the tiny narrator leads us through scenes of exhaustion, grumpiness, squishy diapers, spilled milk, cowering kittens, and chubby overfed pups (oopsie!). Playing against the simple, matter-of-fact text are freewheeling illustrations of mess and mayhem, in which the grown-ups’ exaggerated body language is sure to send older children into fits of giggles. With its endearing, unabashedly self-pleased star, I Am a Baby will find a place at showers, in nurseries, on parents’ shelves, and in the hands of appreciative big siblings, as it celebrates the changes a little one brings, at once challenging and full of love.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    June 14, 2022
    Candlewick Press (MA)
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    2 - 5 years

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