________________ CM . . . . Volume XIV Number 14 . . . . March 7, 2008

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Kisses, Kisses Baby-O!

Sheree Fitch. Illustrated by HildaRose.
Halifax, NS: Nimbus, 2008.
10 pp., board, $6.50.
ISBN 978-1-55109-646-9.

Subject Heading:
Board books.

Birth-preschool / Birth-age 2.

Review by Dave Jenkinson.

***½ /4

excerpt:

Splishing
Splashing
Soapy laughing
Bathing
Happy Baby-O!

This very brief board book unites the rhythmic poetry of well-known poet Sheree Fitch with the realistic, racially diverse illustrations of HildaRose as author and illustrator celebrate the happiness that a baby brings to a family’s day. What is especially delightful is that HildaRose’s illustrations include the babies’ siblings who are enjoying their new siblings as much as are the fathers and mothers portrayed.

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     Every child born in Nova Scotia will receive a copy of Kisses, Kisses Baby-O! as part of that province’s “Read-to-Me” literacy program. Hopefully friends and relatives will see to it that newborns in the rest of Canada will also have this book as part of their home library.

Highly Recommended.

Dave Jenkinson, who lives in Winnipeg, MB, is CM’s editor.

To comment on this title or this review, send mail to cm@umanitoba.ca.

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