One thing I miss now that my children are getting older is cuddling and enjoying a good board book together. I use to enjoy introducing language to them, their excitement of me reading to them and their little bitty fingers turning the thick board pages. That was always so much fun for them. Another thing I miss about that are the adorable stories that were contained inside of those board books. The babies are cute, the animals are cute and the books are usually “everything baby” just like the new board book story Baby Baby!, which is written by Diane Stortz.
If a baby has ever been a part of your life, you may remember them being amazed at everything about themselves. From their feet to the toes on those feet, to their baby giggles and baby kisses. Everything they see and everything they are able to do is just so amazing and new to them. Stortz captures all of the new discoveries in Baby Baby! through rhyming and a whole lot of busy babies.
Before you open the book and begin reading, babies can enjoy looking at themselves in the mirror that appears on the cover of the book. Baby Baby! is a “mirror book”, so babies are not only able to watch what other babies do, they are able to watch themselves do whatever it is babies do.
Some of the activities you and your baby will enjoy while reading through the book are watching babies “wave, crawl, reaching, drinking, cuddling, winking and smiling.” Illustrations by Ailie Busby introduce your child to a number of babies and your baby just may see one who reminds them of themselves. You may make reading through the book even more exciting by having your baby do some of the actions, mentioned in the book, on their own. They will be amazed at their abilities.
Before you turn to the last page Stortz reminds your baby that they are “loved by God. The story finishes with a larger mirror that is framed with the words “Who does God love? God loves (insert your baby’s name) and a Bible verse. Jeremiah 41:3b “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” God loves everything about us from the time we were babies.
Baby Baby! is now available for purchase for $7.99.
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