Author: Donaldson, Julia
Brand: Macmillan Children's Books
Edition: Main Market
Binding: Board book
Number Of Pages: 12
Release Date: 11-02-2016
Details: Product Description
It's a Little Baby is a beautiful and engaging lift-the-flap book for little ones from Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, the creators of the bestselling The Paper Dolls and The Everywhere Bear.Somebody's hiding. I wonder who.It's five little babies, doing all the things that babies do – waving, clapping, pointing . . . and more. Featuring satisfyingly simple rhyming text and charming illustrations on fresh white backgrounds, this gorgeous board book is a perfect gift. With big flaps to lift and irresistible actions throughout, children are sure to delight in joining in. And that's not all, because there's an online song to enjoy too! Written and recorded by Julia Donaldson, the wonderful It's a Little Baby song is the perfect accompaniment to the book and sure to become a favourite sing-along tune.
Wonderfully engaging, interactive and most importantly fun, this offers the best kind of reading experience for the youngest of readers ―
With a rhyming text by
Gruffalo creator Julia Donaldson that is just made for reading (or singing) aloud, and illustrations by one of our most talented picture book artists,
this superb board book has all the makings of a classic.
'Somebody's hiding, I wonder who?' asks the text on each of five spreads - pull down sturdy flaps for the answer - there are five little babies peeping, waving, pointing, and an invitation to join in too:
'Can you dance? Can you dance? Can you dance too?'
It takes extraordinary skill to create a text so short, simple and yet so effective and Rebecca Cobb paints the babies with a delicacy that perfectly captures every move and expression. Simply wonderful. -- Andrea Reece ―
Perfect for new mums who want to read something fabulous to their tiny ones. Perfect for busy little curious babies who are just discovering books for the first time. Hey, it even works on mildly cynical 8 year olds who think they're too old for 'baby' books too! ―
The simple rhyming text is perfect for reading aloud ―
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About the Author
Julia Donaldson has written some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics
The Gruffalo and
The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was the UK Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with a CBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.
Rebecca Cobb is a rising star in children's picture books. Since graduating from Falmouth College of Arts in 2004, she has illustrated for many clients including
Guardian Weekend magazine,
The Independent and
Waitrose Food Illustrated. Rebecca has collaborated on two picture storybooks with the Orange-Prize winner Helen Dunmore, both set in her native Cornwall. In addition, Rebecca's stunning illustrations accompanied Julia's Donaldson's wonderfully lyrical story in
The Paper Dolls and
The Everywhere Bear. In 2011 Macmillan published Rebecca's debut solo project, the hugely accomplished
Missing Mummy which approached the subject of child bereavement with great honesty, sensitivity and integrity.
Lunchtime is Rebecca's second solo picture book, and although wholly different in subject matter from her first, features the same stunning illustration style and child-friendly voice.
Aunt Amelia, Rebecca Cobb's third picture book, is every bit as warm, engaging and original as her existing books, and is sure to continue to establish her as a real 'one to watch'.
Package Dimensions: 7.4 x 7.4 x 0.6 inches