cover image Good Times with Baby

Good Times with Baby

Lulu Delacre. Grosset & Dunlap, $8.95 (28pp) ISBN 978-0-448-21014-8

Playtime, mealtime, bathtime, bedtime--a baby's regular round of activities is chronicled in this simple, soothing book. The words are few and familiar (``spoon,'' ``soap,'' ``pajamas''), and the gentle illustrations echo the reassuring cycle of a daily routine. Each of the four sections is rendered in contrasting pastels that gradually fade in intensity from the cheery yellow of playtime to the hushed lilac of bedtime. It's a sweet book, and its softly padded cover makes it perfect for lap-time read-alouds. Ages 6 months-18 months. (Sept.)