I Am a Baby

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$17.99  $16.73
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
8.3 X 9.9 X 0.4 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author
Bob Shea is the author, illustrator, or author-illustrator of many well-loved picture books and chapter books, including the Ballet Cat and Dinosaur vs. series as well as Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great; Unicorn Is Maybe Not So Great After All; Crash, Splash, Moo!; and Who Wet My Pants?, which was illustrated by Zacharia OHora. Bob Shea's characters and animations have appeared on Nick Jr., Playhouse Disney, and PBS KIDS. He lives in Connecticut.
Shea offers a slyly humorous take on life with a newborn in this wry picture book, pitched as much to parents as to kids. . . . Digital drawings with a retro vibe contrast the infant's gleeful disruptions with the haggard expressions of the beleaguered parents--humorously, if accurately, picturing the mixture of exhaustion and joy that defines early parenthood.
--Publishers Weekly

This egocentric yet lovable infant will strike a chord with exhausted new parents, and emerging readers will appreciate the repetitive, deadpan text. A welcome addition to baby storytimes.

The saying goes that eternity is two people and a ham. For a young family, a better definition might be two new parents and a new baby. . . . Bob Shea captures the exhausting joy of this little eternity in 'I Am a Baby, ' a picture book that's likely to be enjoyed even more by parents than by children ages 2-5. . . . Like any ordinary unremitting day with a real baby, this light, humorous story circles around and comes back by the end almost to where it began. The endpapers of 'I Am a Baby, ' meanwhile, are like two extra books in themselves.
--The Wall Street Journal