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Thursday, 26 July 2018

Review: Birthday Baby


Birthday Baby is a beautifully finished book that takes you on a delightful journey through the day of Baby’s birthday.

On the day there is a party with many babies invited and we get to find out a little something about them all. 'Shy Baby, Friendly Baby, Sunny Baby, Lazy Baby', while each baby is a little different, they certainly all like ice cream and they are all a little worn out by the end of the party.

Freya Blackwood’s breathtaking illustrations with a bright and beautiful colour palette couple perfectly with the succinct and captivating text. Almost each wonderfully worded sentence contains the word baby and flows effortlessly through the whole book.

My favourite part of the story is told mostly through illustration on a gorgeous double page spread where a group of nine babies are gathered closely together, each of them in their own little world completely focused on their own delicious ice cream cone

A lovely book to read aloud to babies and toddlers with lots of identifiable objects and actions to point and look at on each page.

Title: Birthday Baby
Author: Jane Godwin and Davina Bell
Illustrator: Freya Blackwood
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $24.99
Publication Date: 25 July 2018
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9781760291525
For ages: 0 – 3
Type: Picture Book


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