The Smartest Baby in the Whole World.
Candlewick, Hardcover, 9780763625078, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 9, 2004
Simon James's story about the smartest baby in the world will have little ones howling with laughter and may have big ones smiling wryly with self-recognition.
It's never too early to start bringing up the smartest baby in the whole world. So thinks the expectant Mrs. Brains, who reads to the baby inside her tummy every night and plays music and language tapes to her baby during the day. And soon enough, Mr. and Mrs. Brains have their very own Baby Brains! He reads the paper, fixes the family car, and works as a doctor in the local hospital. Now even the space program is calling on him. Is there anything Baby Brains can't do?
Simon James is the author-illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including LITTLE ONE STEP, THE BIRDWATCHERS, THE WILD WOODS, DAYS LIKE THIS, SALLY AND THE LIMPET, the Jake books, and LEON AND BOB, which was named a NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Of BABY BRAINS, he says, "This story came along as many of my friends seemed to be having 'clever' babies of their own." Simon James lives in Devon, England.