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Baby's attention is fickle to all the wonderful things he encounters throughout the day, but his parents' love for him is constant
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"Baby loves Mommy and Daddy more than anything in the world," begins this lively picture book for toddlers. Before you get too sentimental, however, you must know that the very next line is "Except... breakfast." In a story that strings along exception after exception, Michael Lawrence and illustrator Adrian Reynolds demonstrate just how capacious--and capricious--the love of a baby can be. Baby loves breakfast, Teddy, Kitty, slippers, flowers, Granny, and more, with equal exuberance. As it turns out, however, Mommy and Daddy love Baby more than anything in the world, no exceptions. Reynolds's vivacious illustrations exude humor and life, and also serve to keep this happy bedtime story out of the realm of the sentimental. Toddlers will giggle at the slapstick antics of the mischievous baby, and snuggle into the sweet assurance of parental love at the end. (Baby to preschool)About the Author:
Michael Lawrence originally trained as a graphic designer and photographer, but subsequently became a television script reader, press officer, an art and antiques dealer, a painter and sculptor, and several other things he would rather not talk about. His first book, a novel for children, was published in 1995. He is now a full time author, creator of the popular Jiggie McCue books, the Aldous Lexicon trilogy and, his first picture book for Orchard, 'Baby Christmas'. Adrian Reynolds is one of today's most popular children's illustrators. He illustrated the bestselling 'Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs', which won the Sheffield Children's Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Children's Book Award. Adrian also wrote and illustrated the popular 'Pete and Polo' series for Orchard. Adrian lives in Cambridge.
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