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Global Babies

Board Book

Meet babies from around the world in this best-selling celebration of global heritage! First in the Global Babies series.

From Guatemala to Bhutan, seventeen vibrantly colored photographs embrace our global diversity and give glimpses into the daily life, traditions, and clothing of babies from around the world. Simple text in Spanish and English teaches the littlest readers that everywhere on earth, babies are special and loved.  

A perfect baby shower gift or first book for the toddler in your life. Babies love to look at babies and this bright collection of photos is a ticket to an around-the-world journey. Part of the proceeds from this book’s sales will be donated to the Global Fund for Children to support innovative community-based organizations that serve the world’s most vulnerable children and youth.

The Global Fund for Children is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the dignity of young people around the world. The GFC pursues this mission by making grants to innovative community-based organizations and by developing books that celebrate our global society

Book Sense Children's Pick List (Autumn)
Booklist Notable Children's Books
A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best
ABC Best Books for Children
Beginning with Books' 10 Best Books for Babies
Beginning with Books' Best of the Best Books for Babies
Capitol Choices
CCBC Choice
National Parenting Publications Gold Award
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Seal Award
Read On Wisconsin - May 2009

Booklist - starred review - July 1, 2007
Striking in its simplicity and effectiveness, this colorful board book takes into account two fundamental facts. First, babies like to look at faces, particularly the faces of other babies. Second, today's babies will grow up in a world that is, increasingly, a global neighborhood. This introduces young children to their neighbors throughout the world by providing clear photographs of babies in Guatemala, Thailand, Greenland, Mali, the U.S., India, South Africa, Fiji, Peru, Afghanistan, Malawi, Spain, Iraq, Rwanda, and Bhutan. Like Ajmera's earlier books connected with the nonprofit organization Global Fund for Children, such as To Be a Kid (1999) and Be My Neighbor (2004), this title seeks a broad, inclusive sense of community. Each page features a single child in a photo shown against a rich, solid background color. Appearing phrase by phrase at the bottom of the pages, the book's complete text reads, "Wherever they live, / wherever they go, / whatever they wear, / whatever they feel, / babies everywhere / are beautiful, / special, / and loved." Attuned to its audience, the book's close-ups emphasize the children's faces and create a feeling of connection between subject and viewer. In an era hewn board books too often recycle picture book stores intended for older children, here's one that is just right for babies and toddlers.

 


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