cover image Baby, I Love You

Baby, I Love You

Karma Wilson, , illus. by Sam Williams. . S&S/Little Simon, $7.99 (30pp) ISBN 978-1-4169-1910-0

In this sweet, genuine board book, a companion to Baby Cakes , lively babies hug and hold a pudgy stuffed dog, while a soothing rhyme weaves throughout with variations on a refrain (“Love my baby, little one./ Oh, my baby, I love you!”). The babies' personalities shine through their engagement with the dog. One baby's tummy pokes out just like the dog's does (“Love my baby's tummy-tum,/ love that belly button, too”), while another baby in diapers balances on one foot, hands outspread: “Love my baby's everything./ You make life complete, it's true.” Ages 1–4. (Dec.)