Babies, Babies, Babies
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This issue’s cover illustration by Steve Stone is from Darke by Angie Sage. Thanks to Bloomsbury for their help with this July cover.
By clicking here you can view, print or download the fully artworked Digital Edition of BfK 195 July 2012 .
What a delight! In a large format book, for very young readers each fresh page entices further exploration. Laurence and Catherine Anholt have long been acclaimed a highly successful author and illustrator team, together having produced more than 100 children’s titles. They have been awarded many prestigious prizes, including the Blue Peter and the Smarties.
This large format picture book opens to endpapers filled with charming pictures of busy babies, eating, playing, READING, sleeping. We are then introduced to the babies and some daily activities in both text and merry pictures. Appealing rhythm and rhyme make the narrative bounce along, as each spread is devoted to a different aspect of life… food, colours, animals, the seaside, new things, laughing. Every page begs conversation between child and reader. Babies especially love cuddle time, and this is how the book ends. Sneaked onto every spread is a funny baby bunny to find. Displaying great sympathy between rhyming text and illustration, this book is one I can’t wait to share with my baby grandchild!