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While her family snores away, Baby Brenda bounces out of bed and heads to the Midnight Café with her friends. It’s time for the babies to play! The mischievous toddlers are all set to dance and feast—but can they share in the fun with Baby Mario and his friends? Bright, comic illustrations capture the spirit of this uproariously funny story, perfect for the youngest ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 27th 2001 by Clarion Books
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Baby Brenda goes on a midnight adventure with all of her baby friends. In preparation for her adventure, she sneaks out of her room and gathers food. Once she has enough food, she sneaks out the cat door and meets her friends. They take all of their food and a big wagon of Jell-O to their special nighttime meeting place. They meet Baby Mario and his friends, who do not have food. They share and have lots of fun. Finally, the babies go back home for the rest of the night. In the morning, Baby ...more
This tells the tale of a baby who likes to go out at night when the rest of her family is asleep. She meets up with her friends and stays out all night only to have a secret in the morning. I can see how this might be entertaining for kids but I can see it as problematic for parents. As a child that had extreme issues with sleepwalking which sometimes ended with injury, I can only imagine how frightening it would be to be the parent in that situation. Again, I can see how this was supposed to be ...more
Margaret Wild has written more than seventy books and has been published around the world. Her numerous awards and distinctions include the Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award for Jenny Angel, illustrated by Anne Spudvilas; The Very Best of Friends, illustrated by Julie Vivas; and Fox, illustrated by Ron Brooks. In 2008 she received the Nan Chauncy Award for an ...moreMore about Margaret Wild...