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"An animal cast so elated that they seem on the verge of jumping into readers' laps. . . . The high-contrast pictures and exclamatory text are guaranteed eye and ear magnets for the littlest ones." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"I saw the baby!
Did you see the baby?"
"Yes! I saw the baby, the teeny weeny thing."
It's so exciting! News of the baby is buzzing from animal to animal, with each one — fish, bird, squirrel, insect, frog — boasting of seeing, feeding, singing to, tickling, and kissing the tiny little thing. With bold, graphic black-and-white illustrations, Mary Murphy's simple, singsong story captures the giddy commotion that only a baby can bring.
About the Author
Mary Murphy is the author and illustrator of a number of children’s books, including HOW KIND!. I KISSED THE BABY!, she says, "is about how excited everyone is to welcome a new baby into the community. It’s best read, like a nursery rhyme, by whomever is holding Baby at the time." She lives in Galway, Ireland.
This is ebullient and adorable, and its clear broadly articulated forms make it a natural to read to toddler groups and—as advised—by the person holding the new baby . . . A knock-out in design and concept.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
An animal cast so elated that they seem on the verge of jumping into readers' laps . . . The high-contrast pictures and exclamatory text are guaranteed eye and ear magnets for the littlest ones.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
This is an ideal book for little eyes and ears, for text, illustrations, and design meld perfectly to capture the excitement of welcoming a new arrival.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
Featured/recommended on Oprah's 2012 Kids Reading List