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Publisher Comments:

Hazel canand#8217;t wait for her baby brother to be born so she can talk and read with him! But when, at last, he arrives, he just sits there. More disappointing yet, when he finally speaks, his first word is a resounding NO! But Hazel resolves to wait someand#160;moreand#8212;despite the ever-increasing NOsand#8212;and she keeps on reading aloud to him. Will Edgar ever say anything else? And if he does, what will his second word be?and#160;

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The magic of sharing books is at the center of this hilarious new baby story that will resonate with book lovers and any child who has trouble waiting.

Review:

"In a perfect pick-me-up for both older siblings and bleary-eyed new parents, Frazee (All the World) hilariously parses their new status. The brilliant baby-as-boss metaphor drives the book from the start, as a baby strides in from his taxi, outfitted with a suit (complete with rear-end flap and pj-style 'footies'), briefcase, and a permanent scowl. Caldecott Honoree Frazee milks this comparison for every possible laugh ('The funky thing was, he never, ever said a single word that made any sense at all'), and the baby's job perks include 'the spa' (a bubble bath), 'the executive gym' (he attempts a pull-up on a baby gym), and 'drinks made to order, 24/7' (the baby sits at a red-checked table littered with bottles, demanding service with his finger in the air). Cartoon vignettes in pencil-streaked gouache hum with a funky, retro style seen in sleek furnishings and the '50s fashions of the accommodating but increasingly exhausted parents. Finally, when the baby's tantrums can't rouse them, he discovers a more effective management technique — — 'Ma-ma? Da-da?' Clever and empathetic, this book is an especially apropos choice for the baby shower circuit. Ages 4 — 8. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Two-time Caldecott Honor medalist Frazee brings her signature wit and humor--along with adorable illustrations--to a book that explores the effect of one family's very unusual new arrival. Full color.

Synopsis:

Hazel is dying for her baby brother to arrive so she can read and talk with him, and disappointed when he finally talks and his first word is a resounding NO. Will he ever say anything else?

Synopsis:

New baby brothers are

loud

stinky

and totally boring.

But are they tasty, too?

All the grown-ups in Tom’s life seem to think Baby Nathaniel looks cute enough to eat.

Would they really eat a baby for dinner?

Could Tom be next?!

Children will giggle and parents will smile as Amy Young puts a delicious twist on the classic new baby tale.

Synopsis:

andlt;iandgt;From the moment the baby arrived, it was obvious that he was the boss. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/iandgt;The boss baby is used to getting his way--drinks made to order 24/7, his private jet plane, and meetings around the clock. But when his demands aren't getting proper responses, he has to go to new lengths to achieve the attention he deserves. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Marla Frazee brings her signature wit and humor--along with adorable illustrations--to a book that explores the effect of one family's very unusual new arrival.

About the Author

Marla Frazee has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon, which received a 2010 Caldecott Honor; Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers; and Harriet, You’ll Drive Me Wild! by Mem Fox; as well as her own The Boss Baby; Walk On!; Roller Coaster; Santa Claus the World’s Number One Toy Expert; and A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, which received a 2009 Caldecott Honor. She is also the illustrator of the bestselling Clementine chapter book series by Sara Pennypacker. She lives with her family in Pasadena, California. Visit her at MarlaFrazee.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442401679
Author:
Frazee, Marla
Publisher:
Beach Lane Books
Author:
Vernick, Audrey
Author:
Young, Amy
Author:
Burris, Priscilla
Subject:
Babies
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Family - New Baby
Subject:
Business, Careers, Occupations
Subject:
Infants
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 8.5 in 1 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 32 pages Beach Lane Books - English 9781442401679 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In a perfect pick-me-up for both older siblings and bleary-eyed new parents, Frazee (All the World) hilariously parses their new status. The brilliant baby-as-boss metaphor drives the book from the start, as a baby strides in from his taxi, outfitted with a suit (complete with rear-end flap and pj-style 'footies'), briefcase, and a permanent scowl. Caldecott Honoree Frazee milks this comparison for every possible laugh ('The funky thing was, he never, ever said a single word that made any sense at all'), and the baby's job perks include 'the spa' (a bubble bath), 'the executive gym' (he attempts a pull-up on a baby gym), and 'drinks made to order, 24/7' (the baby sits at a red-checked table littered with bottles, demanding service with his finger in the air). Cartoon vignettes in pencil-streaked gouache hum with a funky, retro style seen in sleek furnishings and the '50s fashions of the accommodating but increasingly exhausted parents. Finally, when the baby's tantrums can't rouse them, he discovers a more effective management technique — — 'Ma-ma? Da-da?' Clever and empathetic, this book is an especially apropos choice for the baby shower circuit. Ages 4 — 8. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Two-time Caldecott Honor medalist Frazee brings her signature wit and humor--along with adorable illustrations--to a book that explores the effect of one family's very unusual new arrival. Full color.
"Synopsis" by ,
Hazel is dying for her baby brother to arrive so she can read and talk with him, and disappointed when he finally talks and his first word is a resounding NO. Will he ever say anything else?
"Synopsis" by ,
New baby brothers are

loud

stinky

and totally boring.

But are they tasty, too?

All the grown-ups in Tom’s life seem to think Baby Nathaniel looks cute enough to eat.

Would they really eat a baby for dinner?

Could Tom be next?!

Children will giggle and parents will smile as Amy Young puts a delicious twist on the classic new baby tale.

"Synopsis" by , andlt;iandgt;From the moment the baby arrived, it was obvious that he was the boss. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/iandgt;The boss baby is used to getting his way--drinks made to order 24/7, his private jet plane, and meetings around the clock. But when his demands aren't getting proper responses, he has to go to new lengths to achieve the attention he deserves. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Marla Frazee brings her signature wit and humor--along with adorable illustrations--to a book that explores the effect of one family's very unusual new arrival.
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