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"More More More," Said the Baby

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,674 Ratings  ·  164 Reviews
Here are Little Guy, Little Pumpkin, and Little Bird.

Their grownups love them. So will you.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 17th 1990 by Greenwillow Books (first published January 1st 1990)
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Kristen Kohle
Apr 10, 2014 Kristen Kohle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book Is actually three short stories all in one. Each story is similar to one another, but features three different children and their lives. This book portrays diversity in a few ways, which allows for many different children to be able to make connections. This book also has an element of repetition which is fun for students as well as helps their fluency. One last element of this book worth pointing out is the use of color. The pages are different colors, the words are different colors, ...more
Cindy
Apr 02, 2016 Cindy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a cute book
Samara Winter
Feb 21, 2015 Samara Winter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book "More More More said the baby" is full of laughs, smiles, and three happy babies. This book has three stories each one similar to the last one, each one with a happy baby, and each one begging for more! The first story is about little guy; He runs away from is daddy to only be chased and thrown up in the air by has dad. His dad admires his little belly button and plants a big 'ole kiss on it resulting in little guy saying "More. More. More." The second story is about Little pumpkin; lit ...more
KayLeigh Nava
Feb 11, 2015 KayLeigh Nava rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Summary: "More More More Said the Baby" involves three short stories about babies and a loving adult in their life. The first story is Little Guy. Little Guy is running away from his dad. His dad as to "run like anything" to catch Little Guy. When the dad catches little guy, he throws him up and swings him in the air. The dad sings to Little Guy and kisses him on the belly. Little Guy laughs and says "More. More. More." The next baby is Little Pumpkin. Little Pumpkin is scooting away from her gr ...more
Tatiana
Jun 21, 2013 Tatiana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Vera B. Williams, her sincere story telling, and of course, her distinctive gouche painting, picture frame-style illustrations. I remember this book from when I was young, but it is always different reading picture books as an adult. Now I see a treasure of a story about three little babies and their loving caregivers. The repetition within the narrative and the drawings of babies will captivate young listeners, and the message will warm the hearts of parent readers.
Felisa
FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Williams, Vera B. Mas Mas Mas Dijo El Bebe New York: Harper Collins, 1990, Traduccion 2007, Valenzuela, Liliana

Target Audience: Grades K to 2

Awards: Caldecott Honor

This colorful picture book tells the stories of three active young children; Pequenin, Calabacita y Pajarita. The first part of the book shows Pequenin playing with his Papa and sitting on a blue chair. At the end of Pequenin's playtime we read "Mas, mas mas" (More, more, more). The next section is about Calabacita who
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Renee Clark
Feb 10, 2015 Renee Clark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I saw this book on the list I had to pick it for on of my Picture Story Books. Why? My mom used to read this to me when I was little and I read it when I was able to. I actually haven't heard it since I was little so it was interesting to read it now as an adult. I remember this book for the bright colors and the way it made me feel. This is about three little toddlers who are showered with affection by grownups. I think that this is a great book. Between the quirky watercolor drawings and ...more
T.
-- re. love; trust; play; sleep;
-- re. parent & child; infants; fathers; grandmothers; mothers; families; babies;

Three babies are caught up in the air and given loving attention by a father, grandmother, and mother.

Three vignettes of family love feature multicultural babies and their caregivers. Little Guy, Little Pumpkin, and Little Bird are chased, caught, and cuddled by adoring parents and grandparents. Each child reacts by clamoring for "More, more, more!" This sweet refrain reinforces
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Kassandra
This book is a Caldecott Honor Book and it is a picture book for young children between the ages of 0-5. It's definitely a book that should be read to young children because of its repetition of "more, more, more" and also because of the relationship that each child has with their loved ones. I would have loved to read this as a preschooler because at this age I think I would have been able to recognize that their was three different children that the story was about. A dad, grandma, and mom are ...more
Linda K.
Sep 09, 2015 Linda K. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book captures the heart of my three year old grandson. He is a voracious reader. He knows hundreds of books by full title and the differences among all of the Knuffle Bunny books. When he asks for a book by its title, I know it is one he truly has enjoyed. I think he chooses which characters he enjoys and puts himself into his/her setting. He can easily put himself into the situations of the three main characters in this book. He also enjoys the adult characters in the book. The illustratio ...more
Kristina
This beautifully and colorfully illustrated book tells three separate stories about how babies are played with and how they’re loved. First story, Daddy throws baby, swings baby and boasts baby’s belly button. As he gives kisses on the belly button, baby laughs, “More. More. More.” Second story: grandma chases baby and kisses his toes. Baby laughs, “More. More. More.” Third story: Mom finds baby asleep. She undresses baby and tucks her into bed. Baby breaths, “Mmm. Mmm. Mmm.” The book invites th ...more
David
More More More Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams has three related stories about toddlers who run and are scooped up by adoring caregivers to be swung around, kissed, and in the final story, tucked into bed. Each child asks for More, More, More.

There is a repetition in the text that will appeal to young children.
In each short story we meet the baby, then see how the grownup plays with and loves the baby. The text appears as if painted with more than one color on each letter. Nicknames featuring
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Amy Forrester
Jul 16, 2012 Amy Forrester rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Each of the three very short stories in this picture book for babies and toddlers features a charming baby and a caring adult – a daddy, a mama, a grandma. Blonde-headed Little Guy runs away from his daddy, only to be thrown up in the air and then kissed right in the middle of his belly button. Little Pumpkin scoots down the hall, but Grandma is faster and she scoops Little Pumpkin up to kiss his toes. And then there’s Little Bird, who falls asleep so fast Mama catches her just in time, rocking ...more
Allison Whitford
This is the adorable story of the love between three children, Little Bird, Little Pumpkin and Little Guy, and their parents or the adults in their lives. The story goes through the main activity of a baby's life, waking up, being awake, and falling asleep again. The book is a multicultural book, and it addresses more than traditional parents. There is a mom, dad, and grandma. Children will love this book, especially before bedtime. The bright colors will get the children's attention. The sweet ...more
Erin
We received the board book version of this Caldecott Honor book when my son was only three months old, and I thought this book (still one of the longest board books in our collection), wouldn’t hold up well to his attention span. Like so many aspects of parenthood, my assumptions were wrong, wrong, wrong. This has been one of his favorites since the very beginning. The bright colors and pictures were perfect for engaging him when he was younger, and the rhythmic words grabbed his attention as he ...more
Rochelle
Mar 02, 2016 Rochelle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edrd-314
This child's book follows three different babies and their families. Each baby has a different family structure from father, grandmother, and mother. I liked this book since it wasn't just the stereotype family unit, but instead many different types. Each baby is loved equally and I love the message of family that it supports. I would use this book for younger kids, probably preschool age to talk about the different types of family.
Sarah M.
This book is targeted towards younger children and I would recommend it be read to preschool and early elementary school aged children. I think that this book is a great way to relate to many students. This book has multiculturalism in it and also shows how parents and grandparents play and take care of the child. Many kids can find common ground with the characters of this story. The colors are vivacious and pull in younger readers.
Caseythecanadianlesbrarian
I don't know, I didn't really like the illustrations in this one. The people looked disproportionate and didn't have necks half the time. There certainly are bright colours though--even the letters are coloured, which I thought was kinda cool but would be hard for some people to read I think (especially a colour blind person!). I liked how it featured kids of three different ethnicities and with different parent figures (dad, grandma, mom).
Tiffany
Feb 26, 2008 Tiffany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents of babies and toddlers
Three separate, multicultural love stories make up this book - and each story follows the same pattern. Little Guy and his dad (Caucasian) play chase until his daddy catches him and tickles his belly. Little Pumpkin, (African-American) and her grandma (Caucasian) play chase until grandma tickles her toes. Little Bird and her mama (both Oriental) have a bed time "chase."

There is a lot to love about this book. First, it is very unique in the multiculturalism - I can't think of another book that h
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Megan Boomgarden
this choldren's story is written about grandparents playing with their grandchildren. Its colorful Gouache paintings earned it the caldacott medal. One of the aspects of the book that intrigued me the most was the text. the words were painted into the paintings and are very colorful and festive like the rest of the artwork. along with the multicolored hand painted text, each page has a border of different colored lines and dots. The colors and borders corresponded to the three differetn kids in ...more
Real Supergirl
Here's what is amazing about the book that many reviewers fail to get: it's diversity and subversiveness. In the first vignette we have an affectionate, playful father - how often do we get to see that in children's literature? In the second vignette we have a transracial family. We don't ever find out the details of how of why, but we have a white grandmother playing with a black child - how often do we get to see that in children's literature? And in he third vignette we have an Asian mom and ...more
Eva Leger
Jul 05, 2010 Eva Leger rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Eva by: library
Shelves: julias-books
Quirky? Who called the illustration "quirky"? I call it down right SCARY. The man in the first story is the stuff nightmares are made of. I'll be waking up tonight because of that guy. And who gave the artist permission to make his shorts that short? Is it a man or a woman? That alone should be against the rules. I'm offended because my eyes were screaming at me to close the damn book. Triple YUCK.
The story itself (if you can somehow forget the mind-numbing pictures) sucked too. Everything suck
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Vivian
Aug 20, 2015 Vivian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
If your story time is to a younger group, just do the first two stories mentioned and this one.

Toddlers have a shorter attention span. A fifteen-minute story time is plenty for them. Sing lots of songs. After one or two stories pass around a basket of board books and let their attending adult read aloud to them for three-to-five minutes. Collect the books, lead an activity rhyme or song, read a last story and then let them play. A planned activity for the children gives the mothers a chance to
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Amber
Apr 10, 2016 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reading-to-kids
This was my son's firm favourite at the ages of 2 and 3, with endless readings and singing the lilting, repeating phrase of 'more more more'. A sturdy board book for little fingers (and teeth!), and beautifully illustrated with inclusive representations of family life. Many years later, the phrasing is still part of our family vocabulary.
Ch_beverlyatwood
From our visit to the Art Institute in Chicago to view the Caldecott books exhibit, I have a great appreciation for the artist, author, Vera B. Williams. Although I do not know what method gouache paintings is that were used in the book, I do know that the pictures are lovely. The print is so interesting with their rainbow tinge. The three stories included in the book include different adults daddy, grandma and mama. These three caregivers may reflect the typical caregivers of children young eno ...more
Courtney
This book has three stories in one. Each story depicts a loving relationship between a baby and either their parent or grandparent. The characters from each story represent a different ethnicity. Also, there is a great deal of repetition used in the language of the babies.
Danielle
This books includes three short chapters, each telling the story about a baby and how they just want more hugs, more kisses, and more play time.

Classroom: Charming book that can explain why more isn't a bad thing! A great book to use as a pick-me-up!
Dawn
Feb 14, 2016 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book includes three stories about toddlers, each of whom is cherished by one adult. The families are diverse and allow for multiple interpretations--single parenting, traditional nuclear, grandparents parenting, etc. Nice repetition. Loving illustrations.
Fibersian
May 27, 2014 Fibersian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A sweet series of vignettes about multi cultural babies as they interact with care-takers. Each fun experiences ends with the words More More More said the baby.

Bright pictures, familiar experiences for toddlers. sweet simple words.

print motivation.
Melissa Thomson
Five stars from my son. He ADORES this book. He even asks for me to recite portions of it when the book isn't near. (Fortunately, I am able to do so because we've read it so many times!) The text will appeal to very young readers.
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Graduate of Black Mountain College, North Carolina, where she majored in graphic art. In her own words, she has "done graphic art, school teaching, children-raising [she has two daughters and a son], has run a bakery and been a cook in schools and restaurants." (from back flap of book)

Vera B. Williams is the winner of the 2009 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature.

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