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Every day, everywhere, babies are born. They're kissed and dressed and rocked and fed--and completely adored by the families who love them. With an irresistible rhyming text and delightfully endearing illustrations, here is an exuberant celebration of playing, sleeping, crawling, and of course, very noisy babies doing all the wonderful things babies do best.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Kathryn
Apr 19, 2010 Kathryn rated it really liked it
An adorable book that just makes me feel happy and long to hear a baby giggle :-) Meyers uses few words in a lyrical fashion to portray lots of things that babies "everywhere" do. The illustrations by Marla Frazee are a pure delight--I am really a fan of her work after having read and loved All the World and the same warmth, humor and attention to detail are present here.

The only "downside" to this book, IMO, is that the "everywhere" seems to only include industrialized nations both in terms of
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Amber Delaine
Aug 13, 2011 Amber Delaine rated it it was amazing
We love this book! I'm all about teaching diversity and this book has it! The illustrations are detailed and incredibly beautiful, so it makes a fun seek-and-find game with littler kids as well.

Everywhere Babies shows diversity in babies and how they are cared for and loved by their families. There are babies in slings, cribs, cradles, carriers, backpacks, arms, car seats and bucket carriers. There are babies being breastfed and babies fed with bottles and baby food.

Even the families are divers
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Tatiana
Jul 14, 2013 Tatiana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Marla Frazee is hands-down one of my favorite children's book illustrators, and she does not disappoint in Susan Meyers' Everywhere Babies. Frazee shows different ethnicity and lifestyles, like a mosaic. I can never get over how authentic the people look and how real the world is around them. Love it.
Erin Buhr
Apr 09, 2014 Erin Buhr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
If you are looking for a book about babies look no further than EVERYWHERE BABIES. Susan Meyers perfectly captures the universality of baby-hood, while embracing unique differences. It is a balancing act for sure, but she handles it with rhythm and grace. "Every day, everywhere, babies are born - fat babies, thin babies, small babies, tall babies, winter and spring babies, summer and fall babies." She follows them as they are loved, dressed, fed, and gradually explore their world. Her beautiful ...more
Candice
Jan 15, 2011 Candice rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Sophie
Shelves: picture-books
This is a keeper! It goes through a baby's first year beginning at "every day, everywhere, babies are born." The illustrations are lovely. They show babies of many races. Every day, everywhere they are playing, eating (one is being breast fed), being kissed, carried, and cuddled. Each page shows several babies along with parents, siblings and friends. The two women may be a lesbian couple, or they may be friends; similarly the two men. It's up to the parent to explain the picture the way he or s ...more
Ben
Jan 31, 2016 Ben rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Everywhere Babies" is written delightfully, with an easy and playful rhythm. It's lends itself well to reading fast or slow as needed. All you parents know that sometimes you need a book you can blaze through and sometimes you need one that'll linger without too much work. This can actually do both jobs.

The art is excellent. Each, energetic, lifelike drawing is filled with the love, chaos, and humor of life with a baby. The pictures aren't just realistic, they feel real. From the exhausted nurs
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Laura
Mar 01, 2012 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love how this book features all kinds of families, not just man/woman parents, and not just white people. The pages are nice and big and can take some punishment. My son prefers to have this read to him no less than once a day
Liz
Mar 07, 2016 Liz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great rhythm and rhyme with sweet subjects on each page. Wonderful illustrations. A must read for your little one.
Magdalene
Oct 29, 2007 Magdalene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's great!
Chelsee
Nov 14, 2012 Chelsee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My son LOVED this book. Nice rhyming, good vocab builder, and cute illustrations.
Felicia Moore
Jun 22, 2016 Felicia Moore rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
read it to baby Elizabeth she like it!
Lucinda
Jan 27, 2017 Lucinda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: toddler-books
We read this book almost every night before bed. Iris loves to look at all the different babies. I didn't realize that babies like to look at pictures of babies, who knew? They are very cute. I love Marla Frazee's illustrations (see also - All the World).
Lucy
Oct 24, 2016 Lucy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The last page makes me choke up every time I read it to my kid. Thanks book.
Tommy Schlosser
Feb 03, 2017 Tommy Schlosser rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just thought it was cute (maybe 4 stars), but my 3 kids LOVED it!
Chelsea Kirkland
-Act it out / have kids act along
-rhyming
-small pictures
Mikaela Rizik
Sep 25, 2016 Mikaela Rizik rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about everything babies do everyday, everywhere. It talks about how every baby is born, kissed, fed, carried, etc. The point of this book is to teach children that everyone is the same from the time they are born and grow the same way.

This book was a simple and easy book for a child to understand at a young age. The pictures were easy for a child to comprehend and they had bright colors. The book had easy words for a child to understand on their own, however this early reader book
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Cara Byrne
Dec 19, 2016 Cara Byrne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A book celebrating the joys of babyhood - by noting the differences in when babies are born, what they wear, what they eat, and where they go. My daughter liked the cadence of the story and I appreciated Frazee's beautiful and racially/family diversity. It does not provide much international diversity, but it does show biracial families as well as same-sex parents.
Amy Forrester
Apr 04, 2012 Amy Forrester rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Everyday, everywhere, babies are born ~”

So begins this celebration of babies of all shapes, sizes, and dispositions. Each two page spread features a different action or trait shared by babies all over the world. Sleeping, playing, eating, making friends, and growing. The book begins with the birth and ends with the babies learning to crawl and walk. The final pages show a baby’s first birthday and a very messy baby eating birthday cake.

The text and the illustrations are beautifully interwoven.
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Marlowe
Jul 17, 2015 Marlowe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
I quite like this book, though my kid is less than impressed. I think it may just be a quirk of his that he’s not that interested in looking at pictures of babies. I know that some of his friends are just absolutely entranced.

The text is fine, nothing special. Each page begins with “Every day, everywhere, babies are…” and names something that babies might experience, like being fed, being carried, being loved, being kissed, etc. Then there are examples of many different ways that this might happ
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Angie
Jul 11, 2011 Angie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book! I read it all the time on home visits. It has beautiful pictures that depict real diversity in families and babies doing a variety of activities that babies and their families do. It is written in sing song rhyme, which babies (and toddlers) love. My complaints: lots of depictions of babies in contraptions (including one where the baby is seemingly alone in their car seat in the car..yikes!) as an early childhood educator I would much rather see depictions of babies in arms ...more
Kat
This book is wonderful.

There's not so much a story as a sentiment. It's basically a celebration of babies and families and love. It surprised me with just how much it could make me smile. A lovely story to share with a child you love. It will become one of my default baby shower gift books from now on.

What I love so much about this book is the illustrations. The words are about babies being born, kissed, dressed, fed, making noise, making friends, etc. But the illustrations are about smiles an
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Amanda
Jun 24, 2008 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book can be read rapid fire - stick to the main phrase on the page if you have a quick page turning kid - or in depth - give all the examples of who babies make friends with. "everywhere, everyday babies make friends..." There are a few pages with big pictures and a number with six or eight small pictues. This book has been in our back seat and my daughter checks on her babies on our way to school (daycare).

This book also includes images of all sorts of family groups - a variety of races a
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Destiny Dawn Long
With beautiful illustrations, which depict babies and families of diverse backgrounds and compositions, this charming concept book about babies tells of all the things that babies do. The dominant message is that every day, around the world, babies are born who are loved for being who they are. While children tend to look forward to getting older, this book offers validation and shows just how much they could do even as babies.

Anyone who loves babies will be able to enjoy this book. One of the
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Erica Nicol
Feb 13, 2012 Erica Nicol rated it it was amazing
My toddler is going through a phase of being fascinated with babies, with the idea of being a baby and with the idea of growing out of babyhood (sniff). I pulled this off the shelf as we were wrapping up our weekend visit to our local public library, barely looking at it, and am glad I did. It's perfect for little kids who are into babies. The rhyming text is fun and engaging, and the illustrations are full of details to surprise and delight young readers (and adults).

Marla Frazee continues to r
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jacky
Feb 04, 2011 jacky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lib-lew, board-books
I really like this book. It is great as a board book for kids curious about babies, and it is also a nice place to start for getting a first born ready for the arrival of a sibling, especailly if the child has no experience with younger babies. The pictures are a bit small, but still very nice. Each page spread shows babies doing a variety of things such as eating, playing, and being carried. Close to the end of the book, it shows how babies grow and crawl and walk. Its simple and sweet, without ...more
Alex Austin
Meyers, Susan. "Everywhere Babies". Illus. Marla Frazee. New York: Harcourt, Inc. 2001. Print. This book was about all of the different things that babies can do and that all of the things that babies go through as they learn. It talked about how they interact with other people and it talked about how they grow and discover new things. I thought that this book had a lot going on. It had a lot of different characters that were involved but I think that this was good because it was not a racist bo ...more
Johnny Nguyen
This book is a short story about the many different babies that are born into the world. While the story shows that all babies act and function the same way, the illustration does a wonderful job of depicting many different families that exists in the world, like single parent households and same sex parents’ families. I would say the story is age appropriate for young readers, but might not be as interesting to them since there is not a concrete problem and resolution sort-of plot. It is mainly ...more
Jim Erekson
I liked this, because Frazee paid so much attention to making each of the babies stand out as unique--which is the story line. But it was missing the powerful backgrounds I loved in Boot & Shoe and A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever. It looks like her work is coming out in a boxed set where she will be paired with Helen Oxenbury--that's good company for babies!
Tawnie
Feb 23, 2009 Tawnie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: board-books
Each page of this simple board book starts with the phrase “everyday, everywhere babies are…” then the reader is introduced to a multitude of things that babies do, from eating to sleeping. The realistic and very detailed pencil and watercolor illustrations add to the simple rhymes that explain what the babies are up to by either using a full page spread or a series of simple vignettes. The rhymes themselves are well done and add a nice rhythm to the book. The illustrations neatly capture the wi ...more
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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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