cover image IT'S A BABY'S WORLD


Amanda Haley, IT'S A BABY'S WORLDAm. , $12.95 (24pp) ISBN 978-0-316-34596-5

In a series of cartoon-filled spreads that span wake-up to tuck-in, Haley (When You Were a Baby) surveys all there is to do and see in a very young child's day. There's no story, just concepts. For the spread entitled "Lunch Time," for example, an array of labeled watercolor-and-ink spot illustrations includes cherries, noodles, pizza, a bowl and spoon; simply captioned vignettes range from "messy baby" to "have a picnic" and "share a cookie." Haley's cartoon style is sweet but somewhat bland. However, she includes a variety of experiences (being at home with mom or dad, participating in day care/preschool) and different kinds of families. It's easy to imagine a parent and child poring over these pages together. Ages 6 mos.-3 yrs. (Apr.)