A toddler’s day provides the story arc of a board book that offers engagement, affirmation, and delight, showing a mixed-race, gay-parented family. “Good morning!” reads the primary text on the opening page spread. The colorful scene includes word labels for “baby” (the girl), “bed,” “blocks,” “clock,” “laugh” (she’s all smiles as she greets one of her dads), “woolly mammoth” (a stuffed animal), and more. Objects, actions and emotions are labeled throughout as the little girl gets dressed, plays outside, eats lunch, plays inside, and, over the course of the day, experiencing a range of emotions, engages with a variety of vehicles, and encounters an array of animal toys before being given a bath and going to bed. ©2017 Cooperative Children’s Book Center. Continue reading.
Baby's First Words by Stella Blackstone, Sunny Scribens
Illustrator: Christiane Engel
Published by Barefoot Books on 2017
Genres: African American, Family, LGBTQ
Reading Level: Early Childhood, Grade K
Review Source: Cooperative Children's Book Center
Publisher's Synopsis: Spend the day with a busy baby and her two dads, and learn the words for things you do and see along the way! This innovative first-words book features labels for objects, actions and sound effects, as well as a fun seek-and-find element.