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In the beloved tradition of Robert Munsch's Love You Forever and Emily Winfield Martin's The Wonderful Things You Will Be comes a beautiful rhyming ode to babies from a New York Times bestselling author/illustrator duo--perfect for baby showers, newborn gifts, first birthdays, christenings, and anytime babies are celebrated. In this unforgettable, squeal-filled, tear-inducing love song to babies and how quickly they grow up, author Kelly DiPucchio's heart-tugging rhyme meets the gorgeous, dimple-cheeked, multicultural babies of illustrator AG Ford. With adorable scenes from the busy life of a baby--peekaboo, feedings, tantrums, giggles--and a final scene that reminds us how they become big kids all too soon, this is the ideal gift for any new parent and their child. ★ "a warmhearted celebration of early childhood"--Publishers Weekly, starred review "There's plenty of room on the shelf for this celebration of the similarities and connections among all our adorable littles."--Kirkus "will likely become the go-to baby shower gift."--School Library Journal
"this tender picture book will surely resonate with the parents and families of newborns."--Booklist "Expectant families, especially those with soon-to-be older siblings, may enjoy using this sunny preview of life with the new baby to build and revel in the anticipation and excitement."--Horn Book
"Have the tissues on hand for this incredibly sweet read that's equally enjoyable for parents and kids."--ReadBrightly.com
About the Author
KELLY DiPUCCHIO is the award-winning author of over twenty books for children, including Gaston and the New York Times bestsellers Grace for President and The Sandwich Swap. She lives in Michigan with her husband and three children. Visit Kelly online at kellydipucchio.com. AG FORD is a two-time New York Times bestselling children's book illustrator and recipient of two NAACP Image Awards. He has illustrated picture books by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sharon Robinson, Ilyasah Shabazz, Martin Luther King III, Nick Cannon, Jonah Winter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and many others. He lives with his family in Frisco, Texas. Visit him online at agfordillustration.com.