Brooklyn Baby (Local Baby Books) (Board book)
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Here come the Brooklyn babies, ready to give you a tour of their ’hood in this appealing board book. Spirited and charming images pair with quirky text to introduce young readers to a group of smart, active, stylish, and just plain silly tots enjoying life in Brooklyn. From Prospect Park to the Botanical Garden to the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, this educational and entertaining read is an essential introduction to the fun, arts, and diversity in store for the babies of Brooklyn.
And the fun doesn’t end here. Brooklyn Baby includes oodles of amusing activities and educational reading tips, to help parents enjoy the book with their children over and over again!
About the Author
Brooklyn resident, mom and freelance writer, Lisa McKeon is a Literacy Specialist at an elementary school in New York and a writer for Scholastic. Brooklyn Baby is her first book for duopress. She lives in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY.
Violet Lemay is an award‑winning author and illustrator whose children’s books include 100 Pablo Picassos, My Foodie ABC, Artists and Their Pets, and the Local Baby series, which includes New York Baby and Beach Babies. Violet worked as a professor of illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Georgia. Her illustrations have been published by Penguin, Holt, HarperCollins, McGraw-Hill, Scholastic, and Highlights magazine. Violet currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
"In a charming addition to the Local Babies series, McKeon sings the praises of the baby life in Brooklyn, N.Y., incorporating light fodder for discussions about the seasons, shapes, letters, and more. Lemay is careful to reflect the borough’s ethnic diversity, with parents and children of many different backgrounds shown, and her references are nothing if not current: the Barclay Center’s distinctive brown façade can be spotted in the corner of a transportation-focused scene, while “foodie” babies check out the offerings at what’s clearly the Smorgasburg market in another. Simultaneously available: Texas Baby." —Publishers Weekly