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Title: Picture Books With Baby As Main Character
Post by: Jean Reidy on July 28, 2014, 08:23 PM
Hi all!
I'm looking for examples of picture books in which a baby is the main character (with siblings either non-existent or in lesser roles) and in which the humor/message/story is more geared toward parents. One that comes to mind for me is THE BOSS BABY by Marla Frazee. Can you think of other relatively recent examples?
 :thankyou
Jean
Title: Re: Picture Books With Baby As Main Character
Post by: Stephanie Ruble on July 28, 2014, 08:55 PM
That's the one I immediately thought of when I saw the subject line. Can't think of any others off the top of my head. Three was one about a big baby a while back, but that was a tall tale, so not sure it fits your bill. and I can't remember the title either, sorry.
Title: Re: Picture Books With Baby As Main Character
Post by: Helen on July 29, 2014, 03:15 AM
How about Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos?
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Post by: Andi W. on July 29, 2014, 05:04 AM
Princess Baby by Karen Katz
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Post by: Franzilla on July 29, 2014, 05:13 AM
NEW YORK, BABY by Ward Jenkins? The 'baby' is more of a toddler, though.
Title: Re: Picture Books With Baby As Main Character
Post by: Jean Reidy on July 29, 2014, 06:22 AM
Thanks all. I'm checking those out. Any more?
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Post by: jane on July 29, 2014, 06:59 AM
I like The Boss Baby by Marla Frazee!
Title: Re: Picture Books With Baby As Main Character
Post by: Sheri D. on July 29, 2014, 07:37 AM
I thought of Boss Baby, too!


Here's a couple that I found with a search:


Big Bad Baby by Bruce Hale (love that title!)


Baby's Got the Blues by Carol Diggory Shields


Title: Re: Picture Books With Baby As Main Character
Post by: Jean Reidy on July 29, 2014, 07:47 AM
Ooh, thanks, Sheri! These look perfect. What did you search on?
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Post by: Mara on July 29, 2014, 09:03 AM
Maybe the Bubba and Beau series?
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Post by: DianaM on July 29, 2014, 09:31 AM
Here are a few that come to mind:

JAZZ BABY by Lisa Wheeler

THE BAREFOOTED, BAD-TEMPERED BABY BRIGADE by Deborah Diesen

URBAN BABIES WEAR BLACK, and all the rest in the series.
Title: Re: Picture Books With Baby As Main Character
Post by: Andi W. on July 29, 2014, 10:04 AM
Here's another one:
Baby Paradeby Rebecca O'Connell (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/rebecca-oconnell),
Title: Re: Picture Books With Baby As Main Character
Post by: Sheri D. on July 29, 2014, 10:14 AM
Jean, I did an advanced search on Amazon:


http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Search-Books/b/ref=sv_b_0?ie=UTF8&node=241582011 (http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Search-Books/b/ref=sv_b_0?ie=UTF8&node=241582011)


And I typed in "baby" for the keyword. (And I chose ages 4-8, new condition, hardcover, and sorted by pub date.)
Title: Re: Picture Books With Baby As Main Character
Post by: Jean Reidy on July 29, 2014, 12:50 PM
You guys are fantastic!
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Post by: Mike Karg on July 29, 2014, 03:39 PM
Avocado Baby by John Burningham
Ben, the Bells and the Peacocks by Rhoda Trooboff
Title: Re: Picture Books With Baby As Main Character
Post by: Kell on July 29, 2014, 04:06 PM
1000 TIMES NO by Tom Warburton
PRINCESS BABY by Karen Katz
Title: Re: Picture Books With Baby As Main Character
Post by: Jean Reidy on July 30, 2014, 12:20 PM
Let me ask this another way ... can you think of any recent PBs that are clearly more of a cautionary tale for new parents?
Title: Re: Picture Books With Baby As Main Character
Post by: Mike Karg on August 03, 2014, 01:16 PM
CHANCE by Dian Curtis Regan

Maybe this one? A baby runs away from home and travels the wilderness.
It has more in common with the 5-year-old running away from home theme like A Baby Sister for Frances, but instead is a first-person narrative by an infant. Fun read!
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Post by: TMarie on August 04, 2014, 11:21 AM
 The Wild, Wild Inside by Kate Feiffer. Really cute story about a view from Mommy's tummy.
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Post by: Debby G on August 04, 2014, 01:33 PM
Go the F*ck to Sleep?
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Post by: Jean Reidy on August 06, 2014, 07:15 AM
Thanks, everyone. I've now read almost every book you recommended. Really, really helpful.
Title: Re: Picture Books With Baby As Main Character
Post by: AmyD on August 07, 2014, 11:01 AM
I thought of LAZY LITTLE LOAFERS and JULIUS, BABY OF THE WORLD. But those are told from the sibling point of view, so not sure how helpful they'll be.
Title: Re: Picture Books With Baby As Main Character
Post by: DianaM on September 03, 2014, 06:52 AM
I just read BIG BAD BABY yesterday and thought of this thread. I see Sheri already mentioned it. So I guess I'm just seconding the recommendation!
Title: Re: Picture Books With Baby As Main Character
Post by: Jean Reidy on September 03, 2014, 08:00 AM
I actually kind of loved BIG BAD BABY. Didn't think I would, but I did. Thanks for the recommendation.
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Post by: Stephanie Shaw on September 03, 2014, 09:08 AM
Maybe FINN THROWS A FIT by David Elliot?
Title: Re: Picture Books With Baby As Main Character
Post by: wendy-kasten on September 04, 2014, 08:45 AM
Is it intended to be a read aloud for a young child? If so, check out board books in your local bookstore. There should be some baby characters.
wendy