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Baby's Lap Book
by Kay Chorao
The Baby's Bedtime Book celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year. Together with The Baby's Lap Book, continuously in print since 1977, they defined a genre of books: the beautiful lavish gift book for babies. These are classic compilations of nursery rhymes, poems, and lullabies, embellished with darling babies, children, imaginary characters, and animals. Now with e ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published May 11th 2004 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
(first published 1977)
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This was the hands-down favorite storybook for all 4 of my children and usually chosen for bedtime snuggle time with Daddy. It is a slim book with the usual selection of poems accompanied by colorful and endearing illustrations. I recently bought 4 new copies of this book, one for each of my kids, to save for reading to their own little ones someday.
Chorao was born as Ann McKay Sproat in Elkhart, Indiana, United States, into a middle-class, suburban family. She loved and was encouraged to draw at a young age. She attended Laurel School in Shaker Heights, OH. Chorao went to Wheaton College, where in 1958 she earned a Bachelor of Arts in art history. After that, Chorao pursued her graduate study at Chelsea School of Art from 1958 to 1959.More about Kay Chorao...