Babies love books about babies. As every parent knows they will spend hours looking at images of creatures like themselves. In this book they will find a most delightful and enchanting baby with whom they can identify whether they are happy, sad, crying or sleepy.
Parents love books that they can read over and over because the language in them is so beautiful. They will be as delighted as their babies by Sarah Withrow's perfect rhyming lullaby.
Manuel Monroy's illustrations depict the state of babyhood at its most appealing and charming -- his baby is positively cuddly.
Manuel Monroy is one of Mexico's most accomplished illustrators whose work has appeared in children's books, in magazines, on posters, and most recently in animation projects. He has won many awards, including the A la Orilla del Viento prize, given by the Fondo de Cultura Economica; the Noma Concours in Japan; a Gold World Medal for Art Direction at the New York Film Festival, and a Merit Mention from the Society of Publication Designers. His work has also been included on the IBBY Honour List and in the White Ravens catalogue. Manuel has illustrated many children's books, which have been published in Canada and the United States, such as Daybreak, Nightfall (Alba y ocaso) and Rooster Gallo, both by poet Jorge Luján; When I Was a Boy Neruda Called Me Policarpo by Poli Delano; and What Are You Doing? by Elisa Amado. He has also exhibited his art in Mexico, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Italy, Japan and the Netherlands. He lives in Mexico City.
...quite beautiful...babies really do love books about babies. Parents will get equal pleasure from this enchanting book for its emotional honesty, sweetly stylish artwork, and the buoyant cadence of Withrow's loving poetry. - Quill & Quire
...a genial offering. - School Library Journal
...a lullaby, an enchanting one...just the thing to croon into a baby's ear, and it's a book that will gladden the heart and eye of the reader as well as the baby to whom it is read, said or sung. - Globe and Mail
Be a Baby is a lullaby in print...the sort of book that calls out to be read over and over as part of the bed-time routine for a sleepy toddler. - CM Magazine
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