B is for Baby

Ages: 3 - 7Publisher: Candlewick Press Author: AtinukeIllustrator: Angela Brooksbank


A tender hug of a book by author Atinuke and artist Angela Brooksbank, who collaborated previously on Baby Goes to Market.  Soft colors and engaging details bring to life a rural African village where a little boy on a bicycle moves through the pages, taking a basket of fruit to his “Baba.” Lap-sitters and young readers may notice the basket contains something unexpected. Is that the boy’s little sister peeking out of the basket, ready to surprise her brother and their grandpa at the end of the journey? Each page is a “B” word (“B is for Baobab,” “Baboon,” “Bougainvillea,” etc.) reflecting the boy’s journey, his surroundings, and the warmth of a loving family.


Lynne Heffley ©2019 Parents’ Choice

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