Who's That Baby?: New-Baby Songs

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Who are you, baby
newly born
who's this little babe?

Baby burritoes . . .
are held very tight.
Banana babies . . .
are bundled up in the cold.
Leaky babies . . .
leak.

No matter what kind of baby they are, all new babies see, hear, think, and feel so many different things. But most of all they feel loved. Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech and Caldecott Medal winner David Diaz give beautiful voice to that love in this celebration of family and the joy a new baby brings.

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About the Author:

Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons and the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer. Her other work includes the novels The Great Unexpected, The Unfinished Angel, Hate That Cat, The Castle Corona, Replay, Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, Ruby Holler, Love That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, as well as three picture books: A Fine, Fine School; Fishing in the Air; and Who's That Baby? Ms. Creech and her husband live in Maine.



David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including smoky night by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and Me, Frida by Amy Novesky, a Pura Belpré Honor Award winner. Mr. Diaz lives in Southern California.

From Booklist:

PreS-Gr. 2. In this collection of Creech's original poem-songs about new babies, the wee joy-bundles leak, cry, or puke. They resemble a pigskin, stuffed banana, or even "a baby burrito / in a little quilt-o." They are also revered as "bella pearls" and "bello boys." Diaz's warm, melon-colored, pattern-filled paintings also exalt babyhood and its rounded, soft-skinned perfection. Rosebud-mouthed babes of all colors with wide-set eyes hatch from flowers, chew books, sleep, look at pictures, and drool while geometric stars and moons hover about and artfully stylized adults like "two big grandmas" and Bella Mom stand guard: "And this is where I like to be: / up snug close / to my warm, warm mom / where I can hear / her beat-beat heart- / a bella, bella Mom is she." The often-rhythmic, short-lined poem-songs are perfect for reading aloud to baby burritos, but it's the parents and grandparents of newborns who will most appreciate this sentimental celebration of love and babyhood inspired by Creech's own granddaughter. Karin Snelson
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