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Came across this book as recommended on a list of diverse books for babies. The book has three kinds of families (dad and baby, grandma and baby, mom and baby) and three different ethnicity babies. It's also cute and our baby loves the "more, more, more" refrain.
I thought the book would have been more diverse, but to my surprise the second child has a grandmother with European features. What exactly is this book implying by not having a black grandparent who does not look like him?! It makes NO sense for the other two children to be with adults that look like them, and have a black child with a white adult. The whole team has failed and they did not think the illustrations through, so dissatisfied.
Adorable and loving story in small board book edition. Warm, happy color illustrations. My children had this book in hardback edition in the 90's. I purchased this edition for my toddler grandson's Christmas. Recommended for story, illustrations, quality!
I'm torn between what I think of the book and what my daughter thinks. She's 17 months old and wants to read this book daily. I, like other reviewers, found the text a bit awkward at first. Now that I've read it aloud about a million times and added my own twists and actions to accompany the story (kisses on the tummy, toes, eyes) I'm getting lulled into liking the book too. I LOVE that the white grandmother has a black grandbaby and that the daddy is a super dad and that there is an asian mother and daughter. The illustrations don't grab me because they have kind of a messy look, but they obviously grab my girl, because she just stares and stares at each page. So...take what you will from this review. For the amount of fun it's given us, despite my initial misgivings, I think it's worth a try. In fact, I'm buying it for a friend's baby for xmas.
Colorful! And captures the typical play between moms, dads, grandmas and babies. The kids in my kindergarten classes loved this book.
And my grandson loved this book... I personalized the book for him by adding some pages: one with a photo of his grandfather (no grandfather mentioned in the book so I had to put one in my copy ;) taking his grandson on a bike ride and the toddler saying "more." I wrote words with the same rhyming rhythms as the story pages.
And another photo of my grandson as a toddler in his highchair with a face smeared with berry juice, making the hand "sign" for more that is taught to babies nowadays...
Not only do kids like the book, but adults can have a great time if they get into the loving emotions and the rhythms while reading it.
When my daughters were wee little toddlers, they loved this book because it contained one of their favorite words, "More". I now buy this for all my friends who are having babies. It is a wonderful addition to a child's library.
It is important to me that my son has books that actually have a little diversity. When I was searching for some board books that fit the bill I came across this one. Cute little story with repetition that keeps my little one interested.