Little ones love playing with their dolls! Celebrate that love with Baby-Boo, I Love You
, and follow one imaginative little girl who adores playing mommy. And as she bathes, feeds, and frolics with her doll, she emulates a nurturing parent-child relationship, showing the universal joys of being cared for and cherished.
Sheryl Haft’s delightful text and Jane Massey’s endearing illustrations make this a wonderful read-aloud for every child with a favorite doll or stuffed toy, and a reminder of their own parents’ never-ending love.
May 2, 2017
Up to Kindergarten
(sherylhaft.com) grew up with
a beloved doll that she dressed in a little sweater knitted by her mom. The love continued as her own three daughters played mommy with their dolls in the parks and playgrounds of New York City. She and artist Jane Massey also collaborated on I Love You, Blankie
. Jane Massey
(www.janemassey.co.uk) has illustrated numerous picture books, including I Love You, Blankie
(by Sheryl Haft) and Eat, Sleep, Poop
(by Alexandra Penfold). Jane’s illustrations of babies, young children and animals also appear on packaging, advertising and greeting cards. Jane lives on the southern coast of England with her family.
“What child hasn't felt boundless love for a special doll or toy? . . . The simple, very reassuring story is told in lilting rhymes. . . . Endearing, uncomplicated, gently colored illustrations. . . . A charmer to share with the very youngest audiences at quiet, one-on-one lap times and before bed; it's also a lovely paean to the caregiver-child bond. Both young listeners and caregivers will relish this ode to their own favorite Baby-Boos.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A round-faced little girl playing with her doll pretends to be a mommy in this sweet offering that will resonate with children. She poses hypothetical questions while reassuring her baby that she will always be there. The chorus will make little ones and their grown-ups smile. The gouache and pastel watercolor illustrations match the book’s sweet tone and are a nice fit for the rhyming text. Perfect for little ones everywhere who have a cherished doll or stuffed animal.”—School Library Journal