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Baby Wants Mama

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Simple rhymes, charming images of fun family dinner.

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BABY WANTS MAMA is a simple, fun slice-of-life depiction of a busy family winding down at the end of the day to prep for dinner. Everyone's doing his or her own thing, but they're all hungry. Each page offers fun rhymes accompanied by charming watercolor-and-pencil drawings about how pets must be occupied, babies entertained, grandmothers intellectually stimulated, and fathers fed -- and how, at the end, they all come together for a nourishing meal.

Parents can appreciate the universal appeal of a family balancing individual and collective needs at day's end. The book's simple, singsong structure makes it terrific for babies but also toddlers and beginning readers in search of simple sentence structure.

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