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Look at You! A Baby Body Book

Author: Kathy Henderson

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ISBN: 9780763639198

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Binding: Board Book

Year Distributed: 2011 - 2012

Availability: Past Books

Themes/Topics: Babies

Book Acticity

Presents babies' early actions, sensations, and emotions as they express happiness at their newfound abilities and explore the world around them.

Age Group 12 months

What’s Happening at this Age

  • Looking at pictures and begin to name familiar items like dog, cup, and baby
  • Answering questions about what they see in books
  • Recognizing the covers of favorite books
  • Beginning to recognize when a book is upside down

All of a sudden, your baby doesn’t seem like a baby anymore! This is an amazing time for your little one as they’re very aware of the world around them. Even though they’re not saying them yet, your baby is already learning words. A wonderful way to learn new words is by pointing out pictures in favorite books and talking about each thing on the page. They’re also learning about how books work so having them hand you a book can give you a chance to talk about how you hold it. Letting your baby turn the pages gives you an opportunity to praise their own efforts at handling a book.

Click here to see a full list of milestones for your 12-month-old as well as tips and activities for you and your baby!

Why did we select this book?

12 months is such an exciting age. Babies are aware of both themselves and the world around them. We chose this book because it perfectly depicts all the everyday things in your child's life, from high-chair eating to diaper-changing to moods changing to exhausted sleeping. We could not find a better book to show babies themselves and their ever-expanding world.

Book Acticity
Related Activities

Children enjoy books when they recognize familiar objects or pictures. You can interact with this book by pointing out the things in the book that your child points out. Your child will also love it when you talk about the book when you are doing your daily routine. For example, when you are cleaning your child’s face after a meal, you could say, “you have a messy face just like the baby in your book.” Your child may remember that comment next time you read Look at You! and feel a stronger connection to the book. A strong connection to books is a great start for all the learning that lies ahead of your child.


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