cover image Baby Walk

Baby Walk

Anne Miranda. Dutton Books, $8.95 (14pp) ISBN 978-0-525-44421-3

In an appealing companion to last year's Baby Talk , Miranda and Stott again reveal their astute understanding of a toddler's daily life. In 12 scenes, they feature a day's natural progression: from the toddler's anticipation of going out, to getting dressed; traveling to the park; playing on swings, slide, see-saw and bars; picnicking and feeding the birds; then returning home, serenely satisfied. Each episode is cleverly enhanced by the combination of two strong featuresfamiliar phrases and an inviting flap that carries the illustrated event forwardthe exhilarating ride on the slide, from top to bottom, for example). All episodes are shown in Stott's enticing, simple style, in some ways reminiscent of Helen Oxenbury's books for this same age group. Ages 1-3. (Oct.)