Babies Around the World

By Puck

Illustrated by Violet Lemay

Bonjour! Ça va? Say hello to international babies as you tour the world from morning to nighttime. The journey starts on a sunny day in New York City and ends on a beautiful San Francisco night, with stops in Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, London, Paris, Cape Town, Cairo, Beijing, and Tokyo. These friendly babies welcome us to their cities with delightful greetings in their original languages (with English translations) in a simple narration that will appeal to any global mini citizen.

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Review quotes
“A lovely portrait of kindness without borders.” —Publisher’s Weekly
"This multilingual board book greets children in eight languages as it makes its way around the globe over the course of a day. Airy lines, a patchwork of patterns, and splashy colors create a mood of carefree energy in each city: 'Bom dia, mundo (Good morning, world),' offers a Brazilian baby as it crawls across a sandy Rio beach, the statue of Christ the Redeemer towering over the landscape in the distance. In Egypt, a woman wearing a Cairo T-shirt and hijab holds up her daughter, as though readers are a guest in their home: 'Marhabaan "asdiqa". (Hello, friends).' Although the languages aren’t identified, only the cities, it’s a lovely portrait of kindness without borders. Up to age 5." Publishers Weekly
"Babies-PreS-Babies and their families greet neighbors and friends throughout the day in New York, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, London, Paris, Cape Town, Cairo, Beijing, and Tokyo. The final spread has a papa bidding his baby "Nite nite!" in San Francisco. Fun digital collage landscapes grace each spread along with the standard greetings (and translations). A fun way to introduce different parts of the world and the universality of baby love around the globe." —School Library Journal

"A cheery board book to reinforce the oneness of babykind." —Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
Grade range
P - P
Categories
Number of pages
20
Publication date
March 07, 2017
ISBN
9781938093876