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We Love Babies!

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A wonderfully playful picture book showcasing adorable baby animals and celebrating their glorious diversity, from "paws and claws and little flippers" to "feet that look like fuzzy slippers!"

This hilarious picture book with rollicking, rhyming text reads like a crowd-pleasing call, pumping up readers' excitement for the cutest baby animals ever. Illustrated with lively National Geographic photography , We Love Babies! presents furred, feathered, and finned baby animals of all shapes and sizes. Whimsical cartoon cheerleaders add to the fun, popping up throughout the book to lead fans in the irresistible "We love babies, yes we do, we love babies, how about you?"

40 pages, Hardcover

Published December 31, 2019

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Jill Esbaum

86 books39 followers
Jill Esbaum is a full-time writer and author of I am Cow, Hear Me Moo!, I Hatched!, Stanza, and Tom’s Tweet, among many others. She lives on a farm with her husband and children in Dixon, IA.

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Profile Image for Kailey (Luminous Libro).
2,916 reviews443 followers
January 23, 2020
This adorable picture book features dozens of baby animals from familiar species like the Elephant and Rabbit, to strange species like the Long-Eared Jerboa and the Serval. The photographs of these cute little babies are colorful and sweet! There are tiny cartoon characters drawn into the corners of the pages who cheer for the babies.

The text describes all the things we love about animal babies, their soft fur, their stripes, and fins. Their hooves, and paws. Their snuffles and snorts, their squawks and peeps. "Big or tiny, fast or slow" we definitely love animal babies!

Photographs of the animal babies are placed in a colorful background design that is sure to capture the attention of little readers. At the back of the book there is a glossary listing the species of each baby animal, and showing what they are called. For instance, a baby elephant is called a calf. A baby dormouse is a pup. A baby rabbit is a kit. A baby angelfish is called a fry. A baby kangaroo is a joey. And a baby alpaca is a cria.

This would be really fun to read with a young child and talk about each of the animals. You could ask the child to identify some of the words that come up in the text, and point out a bird beak or a snout or the ears.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts and are not influenced by anyone.
Profile Image for Vera Godley.
1,719 reviews32 followers
February 7, 2020
This is a cute book for young children. Using actual photographs of baby animals to illustrate their cuteness in a charming manner, the book rhythmically rollicks along with a cheerful, gleeful free rhyme that brings joy to the reader.

Cute little cartoonish cheerleaders join in as they chant "We love babies! Yes we do!" encouraging the listening child to cheer and chant along.

At the back of the book, a couple of pages are dedicated to identifying the baby animals.

This a fun book that introduces sweet human babies and toddlers little to critters. I recommend the book.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given.
1,246 reviews2 followers
November 19, 2021
My babies were very engaged with the pictures in this book during storytime! PRINT MOTIVATION, PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS
Profile Image for Katie Fitzgerald.
Author 4 books201 followers
February 29, 2020
A highlight of our Valentine's Day tea party this year was this new addition to our home library courtesy of National Geographic Kids, who sent me a review copy. Using catchy rhyming text and beautiful nature photographs this adorable picture book highlights the unique features of dozens of baby animals while four sweet cartoon figures (baby cow, squirrel, pig, and monkey) chant, "We love babies! Yes we do! We love babies! How about you?" My girls (ages 2, 4, and 6) all gave a resounding yes to that question, and they loved oohing and aahing over each baby animal's adorable face. This is a wonderful read-aloud for story time at home, at school, or in the library, and it's a guarantee that my girls will be asking to hear it again and again.

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Profile Image for Stacy Renee  (LazyDayLit).
1,890 reviews90 followers
February 18, 2020
We received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

We Love Babies features animal babies from all over the world along with poetic text that describes them and why we tend to love them!

Who doesn't love baby animals?!
This super cute book has so many adorable babies to look at--from geckos to hippos to jerboas--to keep your little one busy (and in love)!
There are also little illustrated animals that act as cheerleaders and have their own thought bubbles to jump in from time to time exclaiming what they love about the animals mentioned.

At the very end, there is a 'Meet the Babies' spread that shows each and every featured species paired with their name and what the special baby name is if they have one!

This adorable little book will delight your animal-loving Little Ones!

This review and others like it can be found on Lazy Day Literature.
Profile Image for Norene Paulson.
Author 4 books19 followers
January 28, 2020
What's NOT to love about WE LOVE BABIES? Colorful, adorable photos of baby animals paired with Esbaum's always "spot-on" rhyming text leaves the reader happily joining in the cartoon animals' cheer, "We love babies. Yes, we do! We love babies! How about you?" As an added bonus a Meet the Babies section is included that shows each of the fifty-four baby animals. A perfect opportunity to play "Who can find....the zebra or the elephant or the donkey?" This book is a must-have for any family welcoming in a new baby or any family who simply loves babies. Who loves babies? We do!!
Profile Image for JoAnn Macken.
Author 164 books27 followers
February 18, 2020
This adorable picture book teaches children about the fascinating features of a variety of baby animals--in rhyme! ("We love snouts and bills and beaks, bendy trunks and whiskered cheeks.") Sure to please animal lovers of all ages!
1,247 reviews
November 22, 2020
Ridiculously cute, with Nat Geo photos of utterly adorable baby animals. The rhyming text was solid -- I could've done without the little cartoon animals that kept cheering us on from the corner of the pages, though.
Profile Image for Beth.
2,915 reviews196 followers
January 31, 2020
We love babies, yes we do. We love babies, how about you?

Having a bad day? Need some cuteness in your life? Look no further.
Profile Image for Aeicha .
832 reviews101 followers
February 10, 2020
With fun, lyrical rhymes and the most adorable, squee-worthy pictures of baby animals, little readers will be absolutely charmed by We Love Babies! and want to read it again and again!
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February 13, 2020
Beautiful pictures of baby animals some of which are not the typical. My favorite was the baby sloth on the cover, but there was also a baby jerboa.
Profile Image for Danielle Hammelef.
1,017 reviews124 followers
February 20, 2020
Delightful and so much fun to look at all the babies! The text is so much fun to read and has surprises to keep readers turning pages.
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1,510 reviews4 followers
July 13, 2021
I love the photographs, rhyming text, and humor!
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