“This interactive offering invites little ones to practice taking care of babies, playing with them, feeding them and putting them to bed.” —Kirkus Reviews
This fun and instructive novelty board book plays like a doll and reads as a gentle “How to Care for Baby” manual for young children. It’s a lovely-to-look-at and fun-to-play-with board book featuring warm retro-inspired illustrations from award-winning author and illustrator Sara Gillingham.
Incorporating real tactics for newborn care, your child can interact with the baby in the book in a variety of ways, from feeding Baby with a (removable) bottle to swaddling Baby in a soft blanket, this book features necessary skillsets for infant care. Other activities include:
- Tucking In
Snuggle the Baby includes a sturdy removable paper doll for children to snuggle, swaddle, and tuck in. Perfect for soon-to-be older siblings or doll-crazy toddlers, this book encourages children to read while they play, and practice empathy and care. Expecting a new baby sibling can be stressful, but Snuggle the Baby demonstrates that being a big brother or sister can also be really fun!
Note: The sturdy paper doll from the next to last page should be removed from the book and pressed into the empty spot on the final page as you tuck Baby in with the blanket. Missing the baby in the last page is not a defect.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sara Gillingham is an award-winning art director and designer. She was the Design Director for Children’s Publishing at Chronicle Books and taught at UC Berkeley and California College of Arts. She created the In My Nest series for Chronicle and illustrates the Empowerment series for Abrams Appleseed. She lives with her family in British Columbia, Canada.