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Global Babies by Global Fund for Children
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Oct 01, 08

bookshelves: board-books, lis565
Read in October, 2008

Intended audience or age: baby-preschool

Each page of this board book features a photograph of a baby, each labeled with its country. The accompanying text describes how babies everywhere are special and loved.

The text is somewhat predictable, but in a way that is soothingly repetitive and suited to babies who couldn't understand the text. It could also work for a slightly older child who wants to look through the book alone. The geographic identifiers on each photo could also be used to introduce a preschooler to geography, matching photos to places on a map.

The photographs are sure to be engaging to babies and toddlers who like to look at baby faces. Each photograph is set against a bright, single-color background and usually features the child in traditional dress. There is some variety in the quality of the photographs, which is natural considering the number of sources used for the book. Overall, the book is visually stimulating and engaging.

Also reviewed by Booklist. The starred review praises the effective use of color and baby faces, the global emphasis, and its appropriateness for very young children.
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Sarah Evans Sounds like a lovely book and you wrote a lovely review to go with it!


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