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Author: Kelly DiPucchio

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5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

ISBN: 9780399555268

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

Binding: Board Book

Year Distributed: 2019 - 2020

Availability: Past Books

Themes/Topics: Rhymes & Nursery Rhymes, Babies

In the beloved tradition of Robert Munsch's Love You Forever and Emily Winfield Martin's The Wonderful Things You Will Be, comes a beautiful rhyming ode to babies. In this unforgettable love song to babies and how quickly they grow up, author Kelly DiPucchio's heart-tugging rhyme meets the gorgeous, dimple-cheeked multicultural babies of illustrator AG Ford. With adorable scenes from the busy life of a "little"—peekaboo, feedings, tantrums, giggles—and a final scene that reminds us how they become big kids all too soon, this is the ideal gift for any new parent and their child.

Age Group Newborn

What’s Happening at this Age

  • Recognizing familiar voices
  • Gazing at high contrast pictures
  • Looking at faces

Your little one is just getting used to the world around them. That includes getting to know YOU in a new way! Up until now, your baby has only heard your voice. Your voice is the most important thing in their world right now. Singing and talking to them as you soothe them reinforces that connection. Reading simple books, even though they don’t understand them, gives you another way of sharing your connection. As their vision develops, they will be increasingly drawn to faces. When you talk with them, putting your face within 12 inches of theirs will help them connect your face to the sound that they already love!

Why did we select this book?

Raising Readers chose this book because it celebrates all the ways we care for infants and toddlers. "Littles" change our lives so much, and this book shares the opportunity to reflect on the impact your dear one has had on your life and, when your child is older, to look back with them on how they were raised. The best sound to your baby is the sound of your voice, so go ahead and read this one aloud to your newborn. When you do, you are well on your way to raising your Little to be a reader.


Puts my baby to sleep with a smile!

April 13, 2022

I read this book to my 2 month old during a cry session and it put her to sleep with a smile.


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