Friday, December 4, 2009

Dear Baby What I love about you! ~ Review and Giveaway!



Board books should never be boring! In fact baby and toddler books should be some of the most engaging, vibrantly illustrated and enthrallingly written literary works available....they should be because they serve such a valuable and noble purpose.


A mommy of three and an educator, I am well aware of the significant role colourful and language rich baby board books play in child development. To write off these books as insignificant, to write these books without intent and consideration of diction and visually captivating illustrations is a grave injustice to good baby literature authors. Dear Baby What I Love about you by Carol Casey is a book which charms, captivates, and delights! With bold bright illustrations by Jason Oransky and beautifully crafted rhyming diction by Casey this is a baby book that even my older children are aware is better than the ordinary!

I no longer have babies in my household but Bronwynn and Emma, my 5 and 7 year old daughters were wonderful reviewers. My daughter Bronwynn found the pictures delightful and my daughter Emma, who is still developing her reading skills read the book to us. Upon closing the book my daughter Emma proceeded to explain to me, "You see mom it is important to read books like this to babies because this is how they learn to talk properly!" Insightful child development advice for a 7 year old.

Endearing with a message of love and affirmation Dear Baby is the perfect book for baby!

"And most of all what I love about you, is your kind little heart that I see shining through"

What I truly love and find most original about this Dear Baby book is the keepsake log inside the back cover. It leaves space to sign for those who read the book to baby. What a great way to cherish and reflect on shared reading moments!

Carol Casey is a mother of two and grandmother of one. She has spent over 15 years working with women's and children's charities and began her writing career in Chicago as a news writer and editor.

Illustrator Jason Oransky is a leading graphic artist for Carter Clothes Inc. This is his debut as a children's book illustrator.

I hope you know a Dear Baby you'd like to share this adorable, positive board book with because one Northern Mama reader will win a copy of Dear Baby What I love about you!
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Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents. Giveaway ends December 19th, 2009 10:00pm CT. Read Giveaway Rules for details.

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53 comments:

  1. They are coming out with a Dear Baby, Let's Dance book in February. It looks fun too!

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  5. I learned that DearBaby Books is a "brand new press focusing on books that create a fun and loving connection to infants and toddlers." I look forward to seeing what else they have in store for our little ones in the future!

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  10. brand new press focusing on books that create a fun and loving connection to infants and toddlers i learned thhat :)they look fun

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  11. One of the goals of the author for this book series is:

    "To look at the world that babies and toddlers live in with the same wonder and fresh eyes."

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  12. i learned that Dear Baby, What I Love About You! is Carol’s debut as a children’s book author.
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  13. I am excited to see another book is coming out in Feb DEAR BABY, LET’S DANCE!

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  15. I learned that Dear Baby, What I Love About You! is Jason Oransky's debut as a children’s book illustrator and he's from Atlanta

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  20. I learned that this is the start of a 12 book series!

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  21. I learned the author was recently at this event:
    Author Carol Casey was an exhibitor at the Local Authors Expo held at the Birmingham Central Library, Friday, December 4th, 2009. The Expo was sponsored by the Friends of the Birmingham Public Library.

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