Also by this author: Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA, Everything Is Mama
Series: Dada Mama Baby
Published by Feiwel & Friends on October 8, 2019
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Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA and Everything Is Mama, returns with a book that teaches new babies the words for the various parts of their body--This is Baby.
From Baby’s HEAD to Baby’s TOES,there are so many parts of Baby you should know.But what’s the most important part of Baby?
Jimmy Fallon, one of the most popular entertainers in the world gives you the facts.
Dada, Mama, now baby. Jimmy Fallon completes (?) his children’s book trilogy with This is Baby, an introspective look at the nature of Baby and their relationship with the world. The first few panels introduce Baby. Illustrator Miguel Ordonez continues his magic, this time turning toward humans rather than animals and presenting a beautiful diversity of skin colors and hair types.
Unlike the previous books, which are sort of call-and-response, This is Baby is a rhyming book that names and labels the different parts of Baby. These are Baby’s eyes / This is baby’s nose / These are Baby’s fingers / These are Baby’s toes. Fun animals also make appearances as Fallon explores head, hair, ears, lips, knees, hips, tummy, bottom, elbows, shoulders, arms. The book ends with a recap and a declaration that The biggest part of Baby is the love you get from me.
I feel like this series is great in the sense that kids tend to graduate from Dada (first words) to Mama (building vocabulary) to Baby (ability to label body parts). This is Baby is particularly interactive and just begs for the reader to make reading this book an interactive game. But just because it’s geared more toward the developmental capabilities of “older” babies (I’m talking like 18-24 months, here), it still is going to hold the interest with even littler ones due to the sing-songy rhyme scheme and colorful pictures.
This is an absolutely great series. I love it. My kids love it. As a book-lover, this whole series is my go-to baby shower gift. You’ll get years of enjoyment from these books.