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Bad Baby

3.39  ·  Rating Details  ·  57 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Jack was having another perfect day. In fact, you could say that his whole life was perfect, except that he wanted someone to share it with. That someone arrives in the form of a new baby sister who keeps growing...and growing...until she's about ten stories tall, wreaking havoc with every step she takes. Of course, Jack gets the blame. Full of the sly, raucous humor that ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Roaring Brook Press (first published 2005)
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Petra X
May 05, 2015 Petra X rated it really liked it
The graphics are wonderful, huge and colourful and indicative of the power of a ten-stories tall baby. Its a very funny story and worth reading to a child for that reason but the graphics alone are really astounding.
My 4 year old daughter chose this book at the library because she thought the title was hilarious. Flipping through the book, I wasn't sure this was going to be a hit at our house... lots of intense graphics, little word balloons and onomatopoeia don't always translate well during story time. So I was surprised at the very loud, belly-holding laughter coming from my 6 and 4 year olds throughout the reading. It was extra funny because their baby sister looks and acts just like Bad Baby (and who I ...more
Loved the vintage illustrations and the subtle humor. Makes for a snarky story without being overly negative.
Joy Lane
Jan 31, 2014 Joy Lane rated it really liked it
Shelves: e, e-storytimes-0-5
I'm using it for "Giants Aren't ALL Bad" storytime
Feb 11, 2010 Tricia rated it liked it
Shelves: picture, read-aloud
This book is kind of strange. Is Jack the boy or the toy action figure man? Or rather, since he's the boy, why is it written as though he's the toy? Does he identify with that particular toy? Clearly I'm overthinking this. Either way, my boys enjoyed this more than I did.
Marissa García
Oct 22, 2012 Marissa García rated it liked it
Shelves: imagination
The story itself is hilarious, and the imaginative play is very clever. However, while I'm a vintage style comic art fan, the overall effect was very convoluted and confusing and I did not enjoy it as the illustration for a children's picture book.
A little brother runs around in the wake of his Godzilla-sized baby sister’s destructive path. Cute but relies too much on pictures and small details, so not so good for a read aloud.
Libby In Libraryland
Apr 30, 2016 Libby In Libraryland rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
I love this one, especially because the baby is so munchie cute, and that the big brother looks like Clark Kent.
Chelsea Weide
Sep 24, 2013 Chelsea Weide rated it it was ok
Good book to read to a child who is about to have a sibling. The pictures are not great though, kind of boring.
Dec 22, 2012 Shannon rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
The story itself is three stars, but the rad, rad, rad art bumps it up to four stars. Yesssss.
Jun 27, 2012 Marcus rated it liked it
I like this book because the baby does things that are funny!
May 21, 2008 Jenya rated it it was amazing
The old-fashion style pictures and the cute ending was awesome!
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Ross MacDonald has worked as an egg candler, dishwasher, soda jerk, house painter, street artist, paper maker, and printer, but is probably best known as a magazine illustrator. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, and many other publications. He is also the author of the adult humor book In and Out with Dick and Jane, which was awarded a gold m ...more
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