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Babymoon by Hayley Barrett

Babymoon

Babymoon by Hayley Barrett
Hardcover
Mar 14, 2019 | 32 Pages
  • Hardcover $16.99

    Mar 14, 2019 | 32 Pages | 2-5 years

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Barrett’s lyrical poetry is enchanting, and Martinez-Neal’s (Alma and How She Got Her Name, 2018) artwork is as soft and round and delicate as a newborn. Her representation of each precious moment is a croon-worthy, dimpled, tiny-fisted pleasure, and a close-up illustration of the yawning baby captures the book’s tone so beautifully it’s worthy of framing. A guaranteed homerun read-aloud to share at baby storytime, this book is also a perfect gift for expecting friends and an ideal addition for home and public libraries.
—Booklist (starred review)

Martinez-Neal’s distinctive illustrations feature soft, hazy lines that convey a dreamlike quality. The muted colors of the clothing and surroundings, along with the ample use of white space, let the family’s skin tones shine with a reddish glow that can be interpreted as a blush of happiness. More an encouragement to new parents to savor the moment than a book for babies, this heartfelt offering successfully captures the feelings one wants to remember about this precious time (and leaves out the not-so-pleasant moments). Expect this lovely gift for new parents to live by the rocking chair, helping families discover their own "babymoons."
—Kirkus Reviews

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