cover image The Baby's Good Morning Book

The Baby's Good Morning Book

Kay Chorao. Dutton Books, $16.99 (64pp) ISBN 978-0-525-44257-8

The Baby's Good Morning Book is a companion volume to Kay Chorao's splendid earlier work, The Baby's Bedtime Book. As the author explains in a liner note, ""I wanted this book to be bright and happily aliveand to grow more awake as the pages are turned.'' Chorao has fulfilled her ambition handsomely. She's chosen nursery rhymes and poems by Robert Louis Stevenson, Emily Dickinson, Robert Browning and others, illustrating them with glowing, vibrant pictures. This is a book that will grow with its readers: babies will enjoy the colorful pictures and the melodic cadences of the verse; as they get older, they will appreciate the poetry more. Its very reasonable price makes it an ideal gift book. (1-4)