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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?
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#1 - July 28, 2014, 08:23 PM
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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.
#2 - July 28, 2014, 08:55 PM
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How about Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos?
#3 - July 29, 2014, 03:15 AM

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Princess Baby by Karen Katz
#4 - July 29, 2014, 05:04 AM
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NEW YORK, BABY by Ward Jenkins? The 'baby' is more of a toddler, though.
#5 - July 29, 2014, 05:13 AM

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Thanks all. I'm checking those out. Any more?
#6 - July 29, 2014, 06:22 AM
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I like The Boss Baby by Marla Frazee!
#7 - July 29, 2014, 06:59 AM
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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


#8 - July 29, 2014, 07:37 AM
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Ooh, thanks, Sheri! These look perfect. What did you search on?
#9 - July 29, 2014, 07:47 AM
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Maybe the Bubba and Beau series?
#10 - July 29, 2014, 09:03 AM
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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.
#11 - July 29, 2014, 09:31 AM
NED THE KNITTING PIRATE, GRIMELDA series,
CITY SHAPES, DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS, ONE SNOWY DAY, PIZZA PIG, and more...
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Here's another one:
Baby Paradeby Rebecca O'Connell,
#12 - July 29, 2014, 10:04 AM
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Trains Don't Sleep, HMH 2017
Big Sister, Little Monster, Scholastic Press, 2017

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Jean, I did an advanced search on Amazon:


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.)
#13 - July 29, 2014, 10:14 AM
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You guys are fantastic!
#14 - July 29, 2014, 12:50 PM
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Avocado Baby by John Burningham
Ben, the Bells and the Peacocks by Rhoda Trooboff
#15 - July 29, 2014, 03:39 PM

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1000 TIMES NO by Tom Warburton
PRINCESS BABY by Karen Katz
#16 - July 29, 2014, 04:06 PM
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Let me ask this another way ... can you think of any recent PBs that are clearly more of a cautionary tale for new parents?
#17 - July 30, 2014, 12:20 PM
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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!
#18 - August 03, 2014, 01:16 PM

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 The Wild, Wild Inside by Kate Feiffer. Really cute story about a view from Mommy's tummy.
#19 - August 04, 2014, 11:21 AM

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Go the F*ck to Sleep?
#20 - August 04, 2014, 01:33 PM
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Thanks, everyone. I've now read almost every book you recommended. Really, really helpful.
#21 - August 06, 2014, 07:15 AM
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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.
#22 - August 07, 2014, 11:01 AM
ANNIE B. MADE FOR TV, Running Press Kids 2018
MAURICE THE UNBEASTLY, Sterling 2017
SOPHIE'S ANIMAL PARADE, Sky Pony 2015
MARATHON MOUSE, Sky Pony 2012

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!
#23 - September 03, 2014, 06:52 AM
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I actually kind of loved BIG BAD BABY. Didn't think I would, but I did. Thanks for the recommendation.
#24 - September 03, 2014, 08:00 AM
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Maybe FINN THROWS A FIT by David Elliot?
#25 - September 03, 2014, 09:08 AM
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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.
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#26 - September 04, 2014, 08:45 AM
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