Friday, January 24, 2020

13. Welcome, Baby!

Welcome, Baby! Karen Katz. 2019. 14 pages. [Source: Library] [Board book]

First sentence: When you came home, we dressed you in the softest...pajamas.

Premise/plot: Karen Katz is a prolific writer of books for the very young, for babies. This board book with flaps is for parents to share with little ones as they perhaps look back on when Baby was very new. The text is simple, near timeless, but perhaps not universal. (For example, not every baby will be fed a bottle upon arriving home. No doubt some will. But not all. Every baby will need burping and diapering. But this book doesn’t go there!)

My thoughts: I enjoyed this one. I did. I think it would be great to share with your little one on your lap. Parents can read the text and perhaps elaborate with stories of their own to make the story more personal. The story is sweet.

Text:4/5
Illustrations:3/5
Total:7/10



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