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Boring for baby and oddly ableist
Reviewed in the United States on March 26, 2021
The illustrations are lovely, and the concept of all the little babies everywhere have things in common - as well as beautiful differences - are the reasons I bought it. However, there's really no story, and my baby is bored by it third page. I, on the other hand, found the book awkward - the rhythm of some of the text is off, and by still focusing on the body as a place of sameness (ten fingers and toes) the meaning is oddly...ableist? Like yes, most babies have ten fingers and toes, but there are plenty who have limb differences and by placing the babies commonality is their bodies, the book ends up leaving children out. Anyway, instead of this book, I recommend "Everywhere Babies" by Susan Meyers where the many different babies are all CARED FOR and LOVED similarly (not the same, but they are born, kissed, fed, dressed, carried in many different ways).