Monday, January 14, 2008

The Day the Babies Crawled Away

Author: Peggy Rathmann

First line: Remember the day the babies crawled away?

Why you should read this book: In rollicking rhyme, the narrator recounts how a bunch of intrepid babies crawl away from what appears to be a Fourth of July pie-eating contest and have an adventure in the forest while an older child uses all his resources to save them from certain doom. The illustrations are striking, with majestic sunset skies serving as a backdrop for a black silhouette foreground where the action occurs. Adorable, funny, beautiful, and sweet, a lovely bedtime book.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You work for DCFS.

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