This is an unusual wheeze as the story is told from the baby’s point of view, and he has lots to complain about. While his older siblings and parents think he has an easy life with everything done for him, he knows his life is one long trial of soggy nappies, mashed up food that he doesn’t choose, an inability to play with the other children, and being put to bed in a jail – otherwise known as a cot. Poor little baby. The fact is, of course, that he is also loved and cuddled and kissed, so things can’t be too bad. The story is written as a blues riff and could well be sung to a made-up tune, giving a family lots of opportunity for fun. Older siblings, who may be jealous of a baby’s constant needs, will find this idea that the baby doesn’t actually like being looked after rather consoling. The pictures are fun too, with lots of humour mixed up in the bright colours and detail.
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Illustrator: Lauren Tobia