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Just Like a Baby

Just Like a Baby

Spring 2009 Picture Books
Ages: Infant - 3 yrs.
Author: Juanita Havill
Illustrator: Christine Davenier
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811850261
Hardcover Price: $15.99
Baby Ellen has many admirers, and many well-meaning planners for her future. She’ll be a fisherman – a dancer, a racecar driver a scholar “Just like me” as each loving relative predicts her career. With each prognostication, Baby Ellen coos and gurgles and smiles politely, letting each proud soothsayer interpret Ellen’s response as enthusiastic agreement – until she lets loose “an earthshaking howl, a cloud-ruffling yowl, a listen-to-me-I’m-a-baby squall.” For now, the family agrees, she’ll be “just like a baby.”

Christine Davenier’s charming ink and watercolor illustrations hug readers as family and bring Juanita Havill’s cheerful and welcoming text to life.

Parents' Choice   ©2009 Parents' Choice

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