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Full-color illustrations and a rhyming text teach children to count ten mischievous infants at play in classically naughty activities
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PreS To introduce counting from one to ten, Bradman shows ``bad'' babies as they romp through their daily routines (bouncing on the mattress, overturning breakfast plates on their heads, etc.). Each two-page spread features cartoon-like watercolor drawings of babies along with a rhyme and a large numeral that corresponds to the number of children shown. Curiously, the book progresses from numerals 1 to 10, then flounders, with pages devoted to ``some,'' two, and one again. The suggestion that the babies, as opposed to their behavior, are bad, is unhealthy and could promote poor self esteem. Bill Gillham and Susan Hulmes' Let's Look for Numbers (Putnam, 1984) is a counting book that will better serve the needs of both parent and child. Orvella Fields, Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Who could resist picking up a book with this title? At first, Bradman's text delivers: "One bad baby, bouncing on his bed. Two bad babies, with their breakfasts on their heads." Then, with "Five bad babies, drinking from their cups," and "Six bad babies, in the bathroom cleaning up," the author starts to rely on the illustrator for all the mischief. And that's where concept and application clash. Van der Beek's children are neither babies nor toddlersthey're of an indeterminate age and spend their time at school (probably preschool), totally unsupervised. They are seen shopping, at a grocery store with no adult in sight, or three to a bathtub, again, sans parents. And while the background details are charming, the babies themselves just aren't all that cute.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Piccadilly Press Ltd, 1985. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110946826145