71st out of 85 books — 15 voters
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Hiroe Nakata's illustrations carry the main story and setting of a family enjoying a picnic in this delightful picture book outing. The text follows a set pattern throughout announcing that "This is the way a baby..." followed by onomotopoetic, rhythmic action words describing the baby's actions. Each spread has the human family depicting the action on one page contrasted with an animal family participating in the same sort of action on the facing page. So for "This is the way a baby rides. ...more
Good book for a smaller group during story time. Playful figures of mom and dad with the baby highlight the simple text that is easy to sing or read out loud. The baby imitates different types of animals. Colorful watercolor and gouache paint on Arches paper illustrations compliment the text. Each action is followed by a sound of a verb, like whoosh-ity whose, for flying like a bird.
Sep 30, 2014 Monica rated it really liked it
Similar to the nursery rhyme in sound and movement. The pictures are nice, but might not have enough contrast for baby storytime. It would however be fun to replicate some of the sounds in movement.
Susan Meyers is the author of the poetry collection Keep and Give Away (University of South Carolina Press, 2006), selected by Terrance Hayes for the SC Poetry Book Prize. It also won the 2007 Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Book Award for Poetry and the NC Poetry Society's Brockman-Campbell Book Award."More about Susan Meyers...