One morning a couple weeks ago, 11-month-old Rachel was babbling to a stuffed baby doll as she was waking up. As I lifted her out of her crib, she held on to the baby doll, so I said, “Is that your baby?” Rachel looked at her stuffed companion and then said “baby” – except it sounded more like “bye-bye.” But I knew what she meant.
Later that morning, I got an email asking if I wanted to review a board book called “Baby, Baby.” Well, that seemed to be well timed, given our morning. So I said yes. And, yes, I’ve had Amy Grant’s “Baby, Baby” in my head more than once since the book arrived.
(“Baby, baby, I’m taken with the notion to love you with the sweetest of devotion … Stop for a minute. Baby they’re so glad you’re mine, oh yeah. And ever since the day you put my heart in motion, Baby I realize that there’s just no getting over you.” You’re welcome.)
Turns out, Rachel attempted to say “baby” several more times while flipping through the board book. She especially likes the mirror at the end that shows her my favorite baby!
My two big kids – they’re 9 and 6 – were in the room when I read Rachel the book for the first time and they kept interjecting comments like “Rachel does that too!” “Do you see that baby, Rachel?” “Ah, that’s sweet!” So clearly the simple words in the book are spot on for what babies actually do.
About the book
A sweet, colorful board book, “Baby, Baby” appeals to a baby’s interest in looking at other babies. This short rhyming poem also introduces babies to God’s love for them. The simple words are paired with colorful images of babies engaging in familiar activities, allowing the book to be used as an introductory concept book as well. It ends with a reminder that Baby is always loved by God.
This 20-page board book targets children younger than 5. It’s published by Worth (Sept. 6, 2016).
About the author
Diane Stortz is an author, editor, mother, and grandmother. Her professional achievements include creating Sunday school curriculum and working as an acquiring editor and editorial director at Standard Publishing. Diane has published more than a dozen books, including two titles for women, but her heart belongs to children’s books.
And I’ve got a copy to give one of you – and the baby in your life! Just use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway that is open to U.S. and Canadian residents through Thursday, Sept. 15.
I received a free copy of this book from Propeller Consulting / FlyBy Promotions in exchange for a review, but these opinions are my own – and Rachel’s! Propeller / FlyBy is also providing a copy of this book for the winner. If you have won this prize from another blog or another prize from Propeller / FlyBy in the last months, you aren’t eligible to win.