cover image The Baby's Lap Book

The Baby's Lap Book

Kay Chorao. Dutton Books, $18.99 (58pp) ISBN 978-0-525-47330-5

Two reissues of Kate Chorao's nursery compendiums, The Baby's Bedtime Book and The Baby's Lap Book, pair the artist's soft spring-like watercolors with familiar rhymes. The first title contains comforting poems by William Blake, Robert Louis Stevenson and others, paired with nocturnal scenes; the second features classic nursery rhymes such as ""Old King Cole"" and ""Georgie Porgie,"" alongside images of wide-eyed animal characters and impish children.