The Journal of Angela Ashby by Liana Gardner          
The Journal of Angela Ashby
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Liana Gardner
(Ages 9-12)

Robie H. Harris

Dear Reader,

I've been fascinated by babies ever since my teen years when I baby-sat for two different infants starting when they were only six-months old. I read them Pat The Bunny over and over again and was amazed that they were both so responsive to the words and images in that book. Now, I've finally written my first board book, WHO?: A CELEBRATION OF BABIES. This book is about the people, pets, even a bird who flies by, and other objects babies love the most. The book also celebrates all kinds of babies. My hope is that the loving words I wrote and the endearing art Natascha Rosenberg created will captivate babies and toddlers and draw them into the sounds and images of our book.

Words and images of babies invite infants or young children to respond and engage. This is early literacy in the making and helps to create a love of language, art, and books for years to come. Just for fun, here are the opening words of this book: "Who? Who's that? A BABY! SWEET BABY! NICE BABY! That's who!" When sharing WHO? with an infant or toddler. I also hope you have lots of fun and many happy moments together!

Cuddle up with an infant or toddler. Read or sing this story and have a special time together as the two of you listen to the words, look at the art, and discover answers to the question "WHO? WHO'S THAT?" each time you turn a page.

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Robie H. Harris

"Harris is best known for her matter-of-fact and accurate nonfiction (It's Perfectly Normal, 1994; Who Has What!, 2011; etc.). Her first board book is equally positive, direct, and charming. The message that they are "SWEET BABIES! NICE BABIES!" is one that many babies will want to hear again and again." —Kirkus Reviews
Who?: A Celebration of Babies / Robie H. Harris / Abrams/Appleseed

Price: $7.99 / ISBN: 978-1419728341 / Published: June, 2018

Ages 0-3 / Board book