Oh, Oh, Baby Boy!
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Oh, Oh, Baby Boy celebrates the cycle of life in which a baby boy grows up to be a man and the father of his own "Baby Boy" in this wonderful picture book by debut author-illustrator Janine Macbeth. It's great to see a dad doing the tasks that moms are often pictured doing: caring for the newborn, giving the toddler a bath, and teaching the boy to cook, helping the grown young man care for his own newborn son. The text is simple enough to be a bedtime read for a 2-year-old, but would also make a great gift for a new father or a stay-at-home dad.
What's the story?
A newborn baby boy appears on the first page and continues to grow throughout the following pages, from boyhood to adulthood, until he is a father of his own "Baby Boy."
Is it any good?
This stunningly beautiful book celebrates being a dad, being a boy, and the evolution of family life, where dads are now more involved than ever in the care, feeding, and cuddling of little ones. This joyous view of a happy mixed-race family in a happy mixed-race world is both inspiring and reflective of many of our families and communities. Macbeth's evocative gouache paintings on grocery bags, with their bold black lines and emotive faces, help build the story.
Families can talk about...
Familes can talk about fatherhood. What do you think makes a good dad?
What's special about being a boy?
How are the moms and dads different or the same in your family?