Published by Orchard Books on January 4, 2022
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A rhythmic, whimsically illustrated celebration of Black and brown babies and the joy, tender moments, and boundless love shared between children and their caregivers, from New York Times bestselling and award-winning duo Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney.
Brown baby, born bright.Greet the world. Spread your light.Sparkling eyes blink hello.Bright brown baby, you will GO!
Cuddle up with your little one, read aloud, and REPEAT: This gorgeous picture book treasury is sure to become your favorite storytime anthem. Dive into these five beautiful poems that celebrate the tender, cozy, early days between parent and child, and the exuberant joy of watching a brand-new life take shape. Warm, winsome, and welcoming illustrations from Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Brian Pinkney exude joy and love on every page. Bouncing, rhythmic text from New York Times bestselling author Andrea Davis Pinkney rolls off the tongue and begs to be read aloud, in these poems that include "Count to Love," "Hey, Baby Girl!," and "Baby Boy, You are a Star."
A celebration of Black and brown joy, babies, and families, this beautiful picture book treasury is the perfect gift item, bookshelf staple, and long-lasting classic in the making. Just right for new and expectant parents, baby showers, birthdays, graduations, and more, this book is sure to be treasured for years to come.
And if you're looking for a board book edition for baby? Each poem will also be released as a separate board book edition, with Count to Love out now!
With warm, inviting illustrations and a lyrical narrative, Bright Brown Baby is the perfect book for celebrating Black and brown families and the joy babies bring. Husband and wife team Andrea and Brian Pinkney have lovingly crafted this treasury, compiling five different stories into one volume. Each story begins with a quote and a reflection. The Pinkneys have understood that reading to children is more than just for the child, but for the parent as well. They begin by putting the parent in the mindset to read and express the vision of the story that will be told. It’s a beautiful way of showing reading is a collaboration between the author, the reader, and the listener.
Each story is uplifting and positive, told in 8-10 panels with clear and simple words and vibrant illustrations. The stories are about loving their bodies, loving their families, and loving themselves. It’s wholesome, empowering, and intimate. Bright Brown Baby invites a little one into the world, talking to them about their bright future. Count to Love is an exploration of numbers and the body—two legs, two arms, 1-2-3-4. Cutie charms. Peek-a-You is about seeing yourself, both your face and your face reflected in the illustrations. Baby Boy, You Are a Star and Hey, Baby Girl offer gender specific affirmations of greatness and beauty. It’s a beautiful treasury of stories sure to enthrall.