- Age Range: 3 – 5 years
- Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Beach Lane Books (May 5, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416985131
- ISBN-13: 978-1416985136
EXCERPT from bookdepository.com:
A playful favorite from Mem Fox is now a Classic Board Book! After meeting a bevy of baby animals–including a clever monkey, a hairy warthog, and a dusty lion cub–the baby in this story discovers the most precious creature of all…itself, of course! With an exuberant rhyming text by bestselling author Mem Fox and adorable cut-paper illustrations by Caldecott-Honor recipient Steve Jenkins, this book is an irresistible celebration of the joyful connection between parent and child.
Rationale for Inclusion: Mem Fox is a fan favorite in the children’s room. Her books are expressive, genuine and tender. In Hello Baby, the reader is introduced to baby animals in the wild, from cheetahs to elephants, to warthogs and owls, reminding us that each and every animal was once a baby, too. At the end of the book, there is a sweet moment when baby realizes and he or she is the treasure, is protected and safe, just as the baby animals in the books are. Steven Jenkins created paper artistry that’s typical of his art style, but paired with Mem Fox’s words and expression, there is no better professional pairing.
Mem Fox reads Hello Baby: