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The Day the Babies Crawled Away

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Publisher Comments:

An instant classic from Peggy Rathmann. What a lovely day at the fair. Children lining up for pony rides...moms and dads in a pie-eating contest...babies chasing butterflies...babies heading for the trees...I SAY! Where are those babies GOING? Only a small boy sees them leaving and follows as the babies chase butterflies in trees, frogs in a bog, even bats in a cave, ignoring pleas to come back. But not to worry, our hero saves the day, making sure that all the babies get home safely from their appealing adventures. Caldecott Medal winner Peggy Rathmann has created a highly original story told in a lilting text and a bold new style with classic black silhouettes against stunning skies of many colors that change and glow as afternoon turns into evening.

Review:

"Oh those beguiling babies — they're irresistible!" School Library Journal

Review:

"Posed against brilliantly lambent skies, each opaque, realistically rendered figure, from babies to butterflies and blades of grass, stands out distinctly." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"The conceit is clever, the artwork is creative and lovely, and children with patience and imagination will find a bit more to see than they might find in a book with conventional art." Booklist

Review:

"Sweet, funny, original and stunningly beautiful picture book." The Washington Post

Review:

"Rathmann's poem never misses a beat." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

What a lovely day at the fair. Children lining up for pony rides . . . moms and dads in a pie-eating contest . . . babies chasing butterflies . . . babies heading for the trees . . . I SAY! Where are those babies GOING? Only a small boy sees them leaving and follows as the babies chase butterflies in trees, frogs in a bog, even bats in a cave, ignoring pleas to come back. But not to worry, our hero saves the day, making sure that all the babies get home safely from their appealing adventures.

Caldecott Medal winner Peggy Rathmann has created a highly original story told in a lilting text and a bold new style with classic black silhouettes against stunning skies of many colors that change and glow as afternoon turns into evening.

Synopsis:

In this instant classic from Caldecott Medalist Rathmann, a small boy sees all the babies leaving the fair and follows as they chase butterflies in trees, frogs in a bog, even bats in a cave, ignoring pleas to come back. But not to worry, the young hero saves the day.

About the Author

Peggy Rathmann is the author/illustrator of the Caldecott Medal book Officer Buckle and Gloria.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399231964
Author:
Rathmann, Peggy
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Babies
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Picnicking
Subject:
Rescues
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Infants
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
no. 123
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.92x8.34x.39 in. .95 lbs.
Age Level:
02-06

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Product details 40 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399231964 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Oh those beguiling babies — they're irresistible!"
"Review" by , "Posed against brilliantly lambent skies, each opaque, realistically rendered figure, from babies to butterflies and blades of grass, stands out distinctly."
"Review" by , "The conceit is clever, the artwork is creative and lovely, and children with patience and imagination will find a bit more to see than they might find in a book with conventional art."
"Review" by , "Sweet, funny, original and stunningly beautiful picture book."
"Review" by , "Rathmann's poem never misses a beat."
"Synopsis" by ,
What a lovely day at the fair. Children lining up for pony rides . . . moms and dads in a pie-eating contest . . . babies chasing butterflies . . . babies heading for the trees . . . I SAY! Where are those babies GOING? Only a small boy sees them leaving and follows as the babies chase butterflies in trees, frogs in a bog, even bats in a cave, ignoring pleas to come back. But not to worry, our hero saves the day, making sure that all the babies get home safely from their appealing adventures.

Caldecott Medal winner Peggy Rathmann has created a highly original story told in a lilting text and a bold new style with classic black silhouettes against stunning skies of many colors that change and glow as afternoon turns into evening.

"Synopsis" by , In this instant classic from Caldecott Medalist Rathmann, a small boy sees all the babies leaving the fair and follows as they chase butterflies in trees, frogs in a bog, even bats in a cave, ignoring pleas to come back. But not to worry, the young hero saves the day.
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