cover image Helen Oxenbury's Big Baby Book

Helen Oxenbury's Big Baby Book

Helen Oxenbury. Candlewick Press (MA), $7.99 (10pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-2016-5

A quartet of board books-I Touch; I See; I Can; and I Hear-unite for one oversize volume: Helen Oxenbury's Big Baby Book. Each page divides into a trio of panels, in which the baby explores the world around him (""I touch.../ a worm/ my ball/ Granddad's beard"") and demonstrates his growing physical competence (""I can.../ crawl/ sit/ stamp/ jump/ fall/ dance,"" etc.). Nursery-hued pencil-and-watercolor illustrations demonstrate each thing or action.