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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  1,202 ratings  ·  136 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
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
Tatiana
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.
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-- 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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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 Musser
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
Tiffany
Feb 26, 2008 Tiffany rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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 1 of 5 stars  ·  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
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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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
Fibersian
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.
Betsy
a beautifully designed and crafted children's story.
my 3 year old and i read this today
and he loved it, at the end he said, cue the tag,
"more more more." a caldecott honor book, i understand why.
Haley Fussell
The book More, More, More said the baby by Vera Williams, has beautiful illustrations, The book follows three multicultural babies who receive affection from their parents and grand parents. The adults tickle and giggle with them. This book is relatable for most children because they will have usually had someone blow on their belly or tickle their toes. This would be great to spark students interest in reading other books because they probably have had someone do that to them and they can relat ...more
Dani Paiz
Talks about three babies and their parents and grandparents. Each section talks about a body part of the baby such as belly button, toes, and eyes. Good for vocabulary. I'd recommend for ages 0-3.
Latanya
With its large font and predictable text, Vera B. Williams creates a story that adequately describes the plight of anyone who has ever babysat a toddler. Repetitive, simple text allows for an easy read for emergent readers. Although the vocabulary is simplistic, the illustrations do an excellent job of conveying the feelings of exasperation that caretakers endure when caring for small children. Children with siblings will relate to the familiar scenes such as toddlers running from adults, and ca ...more
Cathy
Sep 17, 2011 Cathy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cathy by: Caldecott Honor
From beneath the tickles, kisses, and unfettered affection showered on them by grownups, the children in Vera B. Williams' Caldecott Honor Book cry out for more more more! The stars of three little love stories - toddlers with nicknames like "Little Pumpkin" - run giggling until they are scooped up by adoring adults to be swung around, kissed, and finally tucked into bed.

Quirky watercolor drawings and colorful text feature multiethnic families, and young readers will rejoice in seeing the cente
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Lori
Great for the under five set. My grandsons can't help but smile every time we read about these three babies and the way they are loved.
 Dena
Reading Level: Infant-preschool
This muticultural and multiracial Caldecott Honor book depicts three families (african/american, asian/american, white) sharing a tender moment between baby and parent/grandparent. Kisses and swinging embraces that have each baby universally saying, "more, more, more." The colorful watercolor paintings are appropriately framed in watercolor frames to capture these moments. Vera Williams also captures the joy on the faces of these so loved children. Colorful colored
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Patty
Illustration: Vera B. Williams
Age: Baby-Preschool
Summary: Three toddlers, all of different cultures, are given different forms of affection and keep asking for "more."
Applications/Uses: There is a lot of repetition in the story so it could be used as a text for shared reading experiences. There is a song that goes along with the story and music is important for multimodal learning. The book can also be used to discuss multiculturalism in older grades because the babies are all of different backg
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Audra
We love this book! Very cute, repetitive refrain, plus easy to play and act out with toddlers & preschoolers.
Kim
Oh my gosh, this book is adorable. Add this one to the list of books that make me want a kid.
Sarah
I really enjoyed this book. It had very colorful, and fun illustrations. Overall I thought it was a cute book, and I would recommend it to grades K-1st.

Children's Literature
Gouache paintings illustrate the love between three children, Little Guy, Little Pumpkin and Little Bird, and the adults in their lives. Little Guy's daddy catches him up to swing him around and kiss his tummy - which makes him cry "more, more, more." Little Pumpkin's grandma loves his toes, and Little Bird's mama loves her s
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Ashley Brown
“More More More,” Said the Baby is a vibrant colorful picture book by Vera B. Williams. Young children can relate to this story because it shows three children who are loved by their family members. Seeing the stokes of watercolor that Savannah T. Etheredge illustrated, gives the book an artful and believable texture. This is the perfect bedtime story
because the child at the end of the book Little Bird is being put to bed by his mother. After reading this story a child can gain a better sense o
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kim
got this off a read-aloud hit list. bleh, hated the art. not into the story.
Kaethe
A favorite board book for both babies, back in the day when we read those.
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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)

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