A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
You are worthy of being treasured. All babies are bright and beautiful. Never forget to love yourself. Becoming a parent is a great gift.
Includes a diverse cast of Black and Brown characters of different ages and skin tones. Importance of diversity and representation is a major theme.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Bright Brown Baby is a shining, celebratory picture book from New York Times bestselling and award-winning creative duo Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney. The book contains a treasury of five poems that are meant to inspire "sweet togetherness" and "intense feelings of joy" between caregivers and their babies. The book includes suggestions for when and how to read the poems to young children. Powerful quotes from prominent Black figures such as Michelle Obama and Martin Luther King Jr. are sprinkled throughout. Themes of the poems include togetherness, happiness, appreciation of family, and Brown baby joy.
Is It Any Good?
Joy, celebration, and love leap off every page of this precious book of poems. Bright Brown Baby truly honors "every baby of every hue, from every family." At a time when representation matters more than ever, children will understand that beauty begins with them after hearing this book. Brian Pinkney's bold and fantastically bright images immediately draw the reader's attention, as does the flow of rhythmic words. The book showcases the tender, cozy, priceless moments shared between loving adults and children.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.