cover image Before You Were Big

Before You Were Big

Jennifer Davis. Workman Publishing, $11.95 (36pp) ISBN 978-0-7611-2732-1

Before You Were Big by Jennifer Davis, illus. by Laura Cornell, also utilizes a flap format in a book for toddlers and other youngsters about their ""baby years."" Each spread progresses, month by month, as rhymed couplets and assorted factoids describe what babies can do at various stages of development, and a lift of the flap provides a comparison to a similar talent they have mastered today (a comparison from crawling to walking, for instance). Cornell's comic illustrations add levity.