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Everywhere Babies BRDBK Edition
Contributor(s): Meyers, Susan, Frazee, Marla (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0547510748     ISBN-13: 9780547510743
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    OUR PRICE: $10.80  
Product Type: Board Book - Other Formats
Published: June 2011
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Annotation: With rhyming text and endearing illustrations, an exuberant celebration of babies finds them playing, sleeping, crawling, making noise and doing all the things babies do best. By the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book, A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Board books.
Babies; Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Family
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2011013082
Academic/Grade Level: Toddlers, Ages 2-4
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 9.50" H x 11.00" W x 0.75" (1.85 lbs) 30 pages
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q37811
Reading Level: 1.9   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s):
SUSAN MEYERS wrote this story to celebrate all the babies born every day and the joy they bring to everyone around them. She lives in San Francisco, California.

MARLA FRAZEE has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including Hush, Little Baby: A Folk Song with Pictures, an ALA Notable Children's Book. She lives with her family in Pasadena, California.


Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2005 Spring)
This board book edition contains the entire text and all the art from the original picture book. Though much reduced in size, the illustrations—finely detailed, amusing, and animated, with lots of white space around them—still manage to be appealing. While the book's best audience is too old for board books, caregivers may appreciate having a smaller, cheaper version around. Copyright 2005 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2001 Fall)
Cheerful rhythmic verse captions sunny portraits and vignettes celebrating babies in all their multiplicity. Babies are kissed, fed, or rocked in a wealth of domestic scenes whose affectionate good humor and adroit evocation of the universals of child care call to mind the vivid social commentaries of Shirley Hughes. Warm, funny, generous, this is a book that belongs in every library, and every lap. Copyright 2001 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by Horn Book Magazine Reviews (Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2001 #3)
Cheerful rhythmic verse captions sunny portraits and vignettes celebrating babies in all their multiplicity. The opening sets both the book's pattern and its all-encompassing tone: "Every day, everywhere, babies are born-fat babies, thin babies, small babies, tall babies, winter and spring babies, summer and fall babies." Of the ten newborns lined up on this first spread, each swathed in brightly patterned fabric, only one is of indisputably European ancestry; the others subtly suggest our country's diversity. Babies are kissed, fed, or rocked in a wealth of domestic scenes whose affectionate good humor and adroit evocation of the universals of child care call to mind the vivid social commentaries of Shirley Hughes-as does a lively sidewalk panorama of babies "in backpacks, in front packs, in slings, and in strollers, in car seats, and bike seats, and on Daddy's shoulders," an occasion that also suggests how many differing family conformations can now be found, including pairs of moms or dads ambling comfortably among the more traditional sort. Frazee's nicely varied use of spreads and vignettes is crowned (near the end of both the book and the infants' first year) with a film-like sequence of one toddler's early venture on two legs-the cocky first steps, the lurches and tumbles, and the triumphant chortle in the last of thirteen images of the same child. "Every day, everywhere, babies are walking-one step, another, they fall down and then...pick themselves up and try it again." Warm, funny, generous, this is a book that belongs in every library, and every lap. Copyright 2001 Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2001 March #3)
"Every day, everywhere, babies are born," writes Meyers (Hello Jenny), as Frazee (The Seven Silly Eaters) presents the first in a series of wry, elegant watercolor vignettes: a row of multiracial, swaddled newborns whose expressions range from "How did I get here?" to utter boredom. The pages that follow prove that ministering to babies is all-pervasive as well. "Every day, everywhere," as each spread announces in hand-lettered display type, babies are either collecting kisses, getting schlepped, exhausting their parents (a state that Frazee portrays with knowing and hilarious precision), toddling or growing. Rhyming text in smaller type elaborates on each theme: e.g., to "Every day, everywhere, babies are carried " Meyers adds, "in backpacks, in front packs, in slings, and in strollers, in car seats, and bike seats, and on Daddy's shoulders." As Meyers builds to the expected coda (babies being "loved for trying so hard, for traveling so far, for being so wonderful... just as they are!"), it's Frazee's canny wit that tips the work away from sentimentality to evoke a wide range of emotions. A charming paean to the adoration (and accessories) that families lavish on their offspring. Ages 2-5. (Apr.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2004 July #3)
With its rounded corners and its cast of emotive infants and loving, diverse parents, Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers, illus. by Marla Frazee, will quickly become a nursery staple. PW called it "a charming paean to the adoration (and accessories) that families lavish on their offspring." Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2001 May)
PreS-Young listeners will appreciate this gentle rhyme that portrays babies with their families and friends being drawn into everyday activities. The lilting text recites the eating, sleeping, and leisure habits of a winsome cast of multicultural tykes, but, most of all, it impresses on readers how much they are loved. Expressive, animated pencil-and-watercolor paintings depict a full range of infant motions and emotions that bring this ensemble to life. The clear double-page spreads usually contain one large or several smaller scenes against lots of white space. The facial expressions in several scenes are particularly captivating and endearing. This delightful homage to the youngest among us should be a hit at toddler storytimes, and the book will be great for individual sharing because there is a certain amount of very basic seek-and-find potential fun to be had in poring over the illustrations. Everywhere Babies should be in every preschool collection.-Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.