cover image Springtime Baby

Springtime Baby

Elise Broach, illus. by Cori Doerrfeld. Little, Brown/LB Kids, $7.99 (14p) ISBN 978-0-316-23526-6

Broach and Doerrfeld wrap up their series of seasonal board books that feature a strawberry blonde baby making the most of her day, no matter the time of year. As the girl dons her rain boots and heads outdoors with her puppy, a series of flaps reveals animals (and sound effects) on each page: “Rainbow baby/ Look! The sun!/ Meadow baby/ Ducklings run/ Quack! Quack!” Broach’s tight-as-a-drum verse and Doerrfeld’s cheerful artwork easily match the enthusiasm of their young backyard explorer. Up to age 3. Author’s agent: Edward Necarsulmer IV, Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency. Illustrator’s agent: Rachel Orr, Prospect Agency. (Jan.)