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Where's Baby?

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  398 ratings  ·  96 reviews
Papa Fox is looking for Baby Fox, who is just out of his sight . . . but not ours! An adorable, interactive read-aloud for fans of Are You My Mother?

In this clever introduction to prepositions, a near-sighted Papa is looking for his baby. Is Baby up in the tree? Is Baby under the log? Is Baby around the corner? Where could Baby be?

Readers will delight in spotting the littl
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Tundra Books (NY)
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Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

This is one of the cutest, most eye catching books for the very young that I have read in a very long while. The story is the universal hide and seek theme but done in such a clever way. The illustrations are incredibly appealing and had my 3 year old granddaughter giggling. The animals are all in areas where one would normally find them in nature and I loved that little reality in this book. I think this one will become a classic!

The littlest ones will have fun going back ov
Mel (Epic Reading)
This is absolutely adorable! Any child, of any age will love learning to find the baby hiding on every page. While Where's Baby? is very simple with it's words and illustrations; it just feels perfect. I could imagine a small child (2-4 years old I'm thinking) sitting with this book and flipping the pages with squeals each time they find the baby.
Not a bedtime story in my mind, but a great book for the playroom.

Please note: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. This
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books

Wanna play hide & seek?

Readers follow along as Papa Fox looks high and low for Baby. *whispers* I think Papa knows where Baby is all along, but don’t tell Baby. It’s such a simple concept, but oh-so much fun. Papa calling out, “Ba-by!” and getting all sorts of responses from up in the trees to under the water. Owls, bears, skunks, and more all make appearances. Young readers will giggle their way through. It’s fun trying to find Baby on the pages. Sometimes all we see are ears or a tail and othe
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Adorable story about a papa fox searching for his "missing" baby.



Little ones should have a blast finding the little red fox in each illustration.

Ms. B
Feb 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021, picture
Can children find Baby Fox before Papa Fox? Text and pictures go together to make a fun read for all ages!
La Coccinelle
Dec 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, children, netgalley
Where's Baby? is about an oblivious fox who's trying to find his offspring. It's not quite clear whether Papa knows Baby is hiding nearby and is just humouring the kid, but in any case, Baby thinks it's quite the clever game, and the reader gets to see their reactions as Papa encounters various creatures that are definitely not a baby fox.

The book does sort of work as an introduction to various prepositions, but little kids will probably be more interested in trying to pick out Baby in each of t
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
The dad might be the dumbest dad of children book, but this is a good one. The illustrations have a very pretty and calm vibes in it, a softness. The story is light, but it allows you to play some sort of search and find with the baby in every page, easily enough to find, but young children will probably laugh finding it and seeing that the dad doesn't. Well executed! ...more
Feb 24, 2020 added it
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When my youngest was a baby, she used to put a blanket on her head and wait for someone to notice. Then, as soon as we said, "Where's Lucie?!" she'd start shaking, pull the blanket off her head, and squeal.

That universal game. Presented fresh... that's this book. Without being the slightest bit cloying (a feat in itself), it's totally charming.
This is an adorable story about a missing baby fox with a hide and seek component. It's simple enough that young ones can find the baby, making it engaging instead of frustrating. The illustrations are wonderful!

This unbiased review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Where's Baby? is a delightful picture book. Parents and little ones will enjoy following along as Papa Fox searches high and low for his baby. The story is very simple and the pictures are adorable. Kids will love spotting where baby is on each page. If you liked Are You my Mother? as a child you will enjoy Where's Baby? as a parent.
Thank you to Netgalley and Penguin Random House Canada for an advance reader copy.
Laura Harrison
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Super clever and engaging picture book. Great toddler title with the dearest illustrations. Children will love it!
Jan Polep
Feb 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Cute hide and seek picture book with Baby Fox near perfection at hiding. Kids don't have to know how to read to enjoy this one and could lead to some fun times hiding, no matter your age. ...more
Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
Papa Fox searches for Baby Fox who is behind him the entire time.

This book features the incompetent father trope, which some caregivers, such as my husband, may find offensive. But young readers will enjoy the dramatic irony in knowing something the main character does not.
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Papa Fox and his adorable little pup are playing a game that most kids are familiar with... hide-and-seek.

"Have you seen Baby, Mama Fox?"
"Why, Baby must be somewhere, Papa Fox."

He heads off into the forest hunting down his adventurous little guy. Papa looks indoors, outside, inside a log, over the hill, under the water, down a hole, up in a tree, and around the bend, asking a variety of animals if they might have seen his clever little son who seems to have become invisible and completely disap
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really liked it. The art is very cute, all sharp ink lines and muted colors except for baby, always present albeit sometimes only a little on each page, who is bright orange red. I like the main character foxes and how they were able to remain distinct characters. Mama fox is darker around the muzzle and her whiskers turn up instead of down, so it is easy to tell them apart without resorting to any personifications of jewelry or long eyelashes. On a personal note, my kids call their dad Papa ( ...more
Mar 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This adorable children’s book will get high praises from little ones as they find little brown fox on each two-page spread as Papa Fox searches everywhere for him. I, personally loved the illustrations inside this book, which were created with just a few colors and detailed uses of lines. Little Fox is the only object in this book that is brown whereas everything else in this book is set against the blue and white sky is either black, white or shades of these two colors.

Papa Fox or Mama Fox don
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader.

Where's Baby? is a sweetly illustrated hunt-and-find short read for babies to the youngest readers. Due out 7th Jan 2020 from Penguin Random House Canada, it's 40 pages and will be available in hardcover format.

Papa Fox is having a hard time finding Baby. His searches take him all over, but without success. He comes back home and finally finds Baby. The art and text, done in ballpoint ink and colored pencils is beautifully detailed, whimsical,
Carla Johnson-Hicks
This book immediately brought to mind, "Are You My Mother" with the lost baby bird. In this story, Papa Fox is looking for his baby. He looks in the trees, under the water, and around the bend, but still can't find his sweet, playful, little Baby. Fortunately for him, Mama Fox always knows where her baby is. I loved the illustrations of this story. Most of the image is in muted tones, done in simple format, but there is always a part of Baby Fox in bright, orange tones. I can just imagine a litt ...more
Kasey Gilbert Poindexter
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Papa Fox can't find Baby anywhere! He looks in the trees, under the water, and around the bend, but still can't find his sly little Baby.

I love the contrasting colors in this book. This is a PERFECT book for storytime. I just did a Fox themed storytime and really struggled to find a books that weren't super text heavy, that toddlers and preschoolers could enjoy. The kids would really like this book and love trying to find Baby on each page. I'll be adding this to my Fox storytime book list for
Feb 05, 2021 rated it liked it
Papa fox is looking everywhere for baby fox, but he just can't find the baby!

"Where's Baby" is a darling picture book that tells more in the pictures than it does in the text. Someone is in all the places papa looks, but none of them are baby (baby is nearby, Papa just isn't looking there). A fun example of prepositional phrases - up a tree, in a log, over the hill, around the bend etc. Super fun!

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Feb 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
My first impression of this picture book was "it's ok." I got it from the library because it was a 2021 Geisel Honor Book and I wanted to check it out. I shared it with my grandson who is 16 months old and he loved it! At a closer look, the illustrations are wonderful and I could see kids and their adult readers having some real fun with this book. Limited text and repetition of words along with the illustrations really make this a great book for beginning readers. I can understand why it caught ...more
Dec 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
This simple picture book with charming illustrations follows mom and dad fox as they search for their baby. A wonderful book to share with toddlers as it explores the concepts of inside, outside, up and over. Fun creatures can be found on each page and of course we can always spot baby hiding among them. Young children will love the hide and seek aspect to the story and will most likely ask for it to be read over and over.
Jo Oehrlein
Feb 07, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Nice use of color to make the baby fox easy for the reader to see.

Has traces of Are You My Mother? feel to part of it as the father fox searches for the baby everywhere and finds many different creatures that are not the baby fox.

Like that the mother fox is in it with the baby the whole time.
Jan 22, 2020 rated it liked it
First, I love the illustrations that were done with ballpoint pen & colored pencil! Secondly, what a cute book! What kid doesn't hide from their parent(s) in plain sight & the parents play along with it like they don't see the kid?! I think little readers will love this book and they will love finding baby fox in every picture! Can't wait for my patrons to read this one. ...more
Abby Johnson
A clever presentation of prepositions, this book shows a papa fox looking and looking for baby fox, looking up, inside, around, etc. but never thinking to check behind, which is, of course, where's baby's been all along. Young readers will giggle at being able to see something that's not clear to papa fox and funny commentary from other animals during the search add flavor and humor. ...more
Jennifer Kendall
May 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Charming hide and seek picture book! Where is baby fox? He's hiding on every page and poor Papa fox just can't seem to find him. A humorous book for young kids who can see the baby fox on each page and in addition, dialogue about the other animals that papa fox encounters. A good book for prepositions, too. ...more
Dec 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Papa fox can't find Baby, though he looks everywhere. Turns out Baby has been hiding behind Papa the whole time. Each illustration is done in grayscale, with blue skies. Except for little Baby who is a light orange. A clever way to introduce propositions such as over, under, around, and behind this would work well in a classroom or as a lap book. ...more
Papa Fox cannot find Baby anywhere. The coloring makes it easy/fun for readers/children to find Baby on their own because Baby is orange while Papa Fox and Mama Fox are grey. I know many kids who have played this game to their parents, so it's relatable too! Also, good way to talk about prepositions. ...more
Neither Mama Fox or Papa Fox can find Baby Papa Fox sets out to search the woods for Baby. Papa Fox meets all sorts of critters, until he finally finds Baby Fox in an unexpected spot.

Reminiscent of Are You My Mother, this cute tale is a great, interactive choice for little ones to try to spot Baby Fox.
Cadie Sommer
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Where's Baby is an easy read that my students who are emerging readers would devour. The pictures are adorable and help with the story and the ending will have my students enjoying this book multiple times. ...more
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