Baby's Got the Blues

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Baby's Got the Blues
Written by Carol Diggory Shields
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763632600
ISBN-13: 9780763632601
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Baby's Got the Blues

author: Carol Diggory Shields
illustrator: Lauren Tobia

Oh, baby, wouldnít it be grand to be a baby? No worries, no woes, the whole world doing everything for you. Like floating down easy street. . . . But wait one guitar-pickiní minute. Thatís a lie! Babies canít talk, canít walk, canít even really chew. Itís enough to make the baby in this story blue, blue, blue. So get ready for a sad tale of soggy diapers, mushy meals, and sleepiní behind bars that may make you cry, too ó but more likely will make you giggle! Jamming with illustrator Lauren Tobia, Carol Diggory Shields gives a tip of the fedora to B.B. King in an ode to babyhood thatíll have readers feeling anything but blue.

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of an infant is really like? In this bluesy story, sometimes being a baby is enough to make you cry.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$16.99 / $19.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763632600 /  9780763632601
on sale date:
03/2014
type/format:
Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 5/8" x 10 5/8"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
 
subjects:
Family; Humorous Stories; Performing Arts;
author’s comments:
Carol Diggory Shields is the author of more than twenty books for children, including Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp and The Bugliest Bug, both illustrated by Scott Nash. It was time spent with her three grandbabies that inspired her to write about the challenges of being small and entirely dependent on others. As the sister of a musician, she couldnít help but imagine a babyís woes expressed in bluesy lyrics! Carol Diggory Shields lives in California.
illustrator’s comments:
Lauren Tobia says that illustrating Babyís Got the Blues transported her back to the time when her own children were quite young, and even made her reminisce about her own childhood, when she was the big sister. Lauren Tobia is the illustrator of the Anna Hibiscus books, written by Atinuke. She lives in England.
 
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