Book Review: Everywhere Babies
Everywhere Babies is a true celebration of all things baby. This is a book that has grown with our children. We read it to them as infants and more as toddlers and now my daughter still returns to it, mesmerized by the illustrations. I could not think of a more perfect book for our baby week.
If you are looking for a book about babies look no further than EVERYWHERE BABIES. Susan Meyers perfectly captures the universality of baby-hood, while embracing unique differences. It is a balancing act for sure, but she handles it with rhythm and grace. "Every day, everywhere, babies are born - fat babies, thin babies, small babies, tall babies, winter and spring babies, summer and fall babies." She follows them as they are loved, dressed, fed, and gradually explore their world. Her beautiful words are paired with the illustrations of Marla Frazee. She takes the book one step forward by further embracing the concept of all kinds of babies and families all over the world. The pages are covered with crawling and intertwined babies. Together, my daughter and I have spent hours engrossed in the detailed illustrations. My favorite page, however is possible the most simple. Meyers states "Every day, everywhere, babies are walking - one step, another, they fall down and then...pick themselves up and try it again" and Frazee celebrates this momentous occasion by following one baby across the page as step by step she figures out how to take a step. It is wonderfully simplistic. From cover to cover a true celebration of all things baby.
Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers
*Pull out their baby pictures and explore the same important parts of their infancy.
*Make them a book modeled after Everywhere Babies. I did this for my daughter's second birthday and she loved it.
We'd love to hear about your favorite baby books! What did you read the most when your children were little? What book do you give to new moms?
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