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This is the Way a Baby Rides

3.38  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
During one day, an active baby plays, splashes, and stretches, and then starts all over again the next day.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Harry N. Abrams
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Oct 07, 2010 Jennifer rated it really liked it
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
Jan 16, 2015 Tiffany rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
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.
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.
THere are pictures of babies and animals doing the same things like riding, sleeping etc. I was okay. We read it a few times.
While on a picnic, an active baby plays, splashes, and stretches, while imitating various animals. -
Jul 04, 2011 Tara rated it did not like it
Shelves: kristi-books
It doesn't make clear between the two pages the transitions between the two animals (at least for kids to get). So it is kind of awkward. Nothing special about this one.
Kate Hastings
Jun 12, 2008 Kate Hastings rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: babies toddlers music movement animals parks
Baby tries to move like a variety of animals-- flying like a bird, leaping like a rabbit, sleeping, etc. Fun!
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Autumn Payne rated it it was amazing
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Deb Reddy rated it it was ok
Jul 05, 2014
Mar 20, 2013 Brooke rated it really liked it
Short but very interactive.
Babies do things like little animals. Not good for baby story time
Jen H.
Jen H. rated it really liked it
Jul 28, 2008
Mar 27, 2008 Jenny marked it as to-read
Shelves: childrens-lit
I love just about anything illustrated by Hiroe Nakata, I'm sure this will be no exception.
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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."
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