cover image My First Baby Games

My First Baby Games

Jane K. Manning, Domain Public. HarperFestival, $6.99 (16pp) ISBN 978-0-694-01435-4

Two new additions to the Harper Growing Tree series help entertain babies, then lull them to sleep. My First Baby Games, illus. by Jane Manning, includes rhymes such as ""This Little Piggy"" and ""Pat-a-Cake"" and demonstrates infants and toddlers joining in the fun. Backyard Bedtime by Susan Hill, illus. by Barry Root, offers reassurance that not only do youngest readers have to go to bed, but so do the ""sweet peas,"" ""blue jays"" and ""tall cedars."" Illustrations of sleeping pumpkins and houses underscore the soothing text. ( May)