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John Steptoe
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Baby Says

3.29 of 5 stars 3.29  ·  rating details  ·  76 ratings  ·  11 reviews
A baby and big brother figure out how to get along.
Paperback, 1 page
Published October 1st 1992 by Mulberry Books (first published April 1st 1988)
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Cara Byrne
A brief picture book about two young brothers as they play together. While the book begins with the boys at separate ends of a room, the baby brother quickly draws his brother near to him. The baby's brother repeats the words "Here," "No, no" and "Uh oh" as the baby uses his teddy bear to gain his brother's attention and knock down his brother's toys. The best part of this book is Steptoe's illustrations, which are lively and sweet. Lu especially loved the page with no text at all - where the ol ...more
The story line of this book is focused on a baby and his older brother who are in a room playing. The baby standing in his crib and playing/watching his older brother playing with some building blocks on the floor. When the baby throws his teddy bear on the floor the big brother gives it back, when the baby does it again, the brother takes him out of the crib and sets him on the floor next to building blocks, and when the baby knocks over the blocks the older brother gets a little upset, but bab ...more
There isn't much of a story and it wouldn't work for Story Time. It would be better as a board book and a family read. Good illustrations, though.
Part of the Treasury of Picture books I own. I didn't really like this when I first read it. Now, however, I like it a lot more. I think that I didn't notice the subtlety of it before. Even though it only uses 7 words, it tells a clear story of a baby and older brother playing together. My favorite part was a page with no words; the older brother gives the baby a very serious look after baby knocks over his blocks. I think before I didn't find this book that good because it didn't have many word ...more
Julie Woods
I loved this book. Even though this book had one and two words on each page that was said, the manner that it was done was superb. This book teaches the relationship between siblings. I used this book to explain to my daughter the nice way siblings should play with each other even though it may at times seem hard to be nice. Great teaching book with a few words.
Anja Manning
According to the book's front flap, it is "a celebration of the universality of childhood". I agree, but even more so I wish every little child had a big brother who takes such good care of them.
classic. story about a little boy and his baby brother. few words, mostly pictures tell the story.
It's amazing how much emotion can be expressed with so few words. My kiddos love this book. :)
Feb 13, 2008 Nancy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
One word can say a lot. The relationship of two brothers through single word conversations.
I thought the book was just OK, but my son loved it.
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John Steptoe was an award-winning author and illustrator of children's books from New York City. He began working on his first children's book, Stevie, while still a teenager and achieved great success during his tragically short career, encouraging the advancement of African American culture by producing work about the African American experience that children could appreciate. Recipient of two C ...more
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