Smile, Baby!: Beginning Baby (Board book)
The perfect baby present and self-purchase for just the right moment in a baby and parent's life.
Introducing Beginning Baby, a new line of novelty board books and gifts from the Chronicle Children's group. Based on over 30 years of distinctive, innovative, bestselling, and award-winning children's publishing, Beginning Baby is the ultimate series for new parents and their children. We've taken our experience as creative professionals, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, siblings, and friends to create a line of books and gifts that we would want to share with the little ones in our lives. Every Beginning Baby book, toy, or game features simple icons to denote which developmental milestones it supports, along with the intended age range. With its distinctive yet accessible art, lovable characters, and educational concepts, Beginning Baby is designed to make growing and learning as easy as playing and dreaming—and will become the must-have gift or self-purchase for every baby's first library. Because a strong beginning sets the groundwork for a bright start!
Smile, Baby!'s playful text introduces babies to their faces and asks them to find their nose, ears, and eyes in the embedded mirror.
• DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE: Every book is conceived and written to address milestones in a baby's life, from fine motor skills to shape recognition and emotional awareness.
• TEACHES PARTS OF THE FACE AND MOTOR CONTROL: Using the embedded mirror, parents and babies can find different parts of the face and touch their noses, pat their cheeks, and blow baby a kiss.
• CUTE CHARACTERS: Evoking Richard Scarry's classic characters but for much younger readers, these adorable characters—from an artistic llama to a musical elephant and gardener octopus—teach toddler concepts while promoting socialization and community.
• BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED FOR DISCERNING EYES: Bright, peppy colors and patterns make this series of books attractive for both babies and adults!
• MORE TITLES COMING: Beginning Baby will launch with 3 titles and publish 2–3 titles per season through 2022.
• Parents of babies and toddlers
• Uncles and aunts
• Teachers and educators at daycare and early childhood centers
• Anyone looking for the perfect baby shower gift
About the Author
Chronicle Books publishes distinctive books and gifts. From award-winning children's titles, bestselling cookbooks, and eclectic pop culture to acclaimed works of art and design, stationery, and journals, we craft publishing that's instantly recognizable for its spirit and creativity. Enjoy our publishing and become part of our community at www.chroniclebooks.com.
“This new series of novelty board books finds the perfect balance in developmentally appropriate material that will be entertaining for caregivers and babies alike. . . . The entire series will be welcome in libraries.”—School Library Journal
"This baby-centric board book has just what is needed to delight the baby in your arms. . . . Namely, a 4-inch mirror seen through circular frames on every page. . . . A happy, age-appropriate book that keeps baby as the center of attention-right where babies should be!"-Kirkus Reviews