Saturday, August 9, 2008

Baby Born - Anastasia Suen

Title: Baby Born

Author: Anastasia Suen
Illustrator: Chih-Wei Chang
Year: 1998
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Since Maya is a November baby, this is a great board book for our family. The story follows a baby that is born in the winter through the first year of her life. Baby's growth is connected to the world around her:

"Baby turns
and lifts her head
so do seedlings
in their bed"
"Baby takes a step
and then
like the snow
falls down again"

Each page features babies of varying ethnicities. It's a cute book, with nice illustrations. There is one glaring inconsistency, however. The book starts with Baby born in the winter. Yet, at the end, when she turns 1, it is spring or summer. It could be a challenge to see at what age Maya notices this difference!

1 comment:

Corinne said...

This book was my favorite book to read to my infants (our has completely been loved to death). I think it was mostly the text that was peaceful for me :)