Hey Little Baby!

By Heather Leigh; Genevieve Cote (Illustrator)
(Beach Lane Books, Hardcover, 9781416989790, 32pp.)

Publication Date: April 3, 2012

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An adorable baby discovers the world around him.

A little baby has found his hands, his tiny toes, his lovely voice, and his sweet nose—what else will he find in his world, his cozy, wonder-filled world? Heather Leigh’s spare, rhythmic text combines with Geneviève Côté’s warm and inviting illustrations for a delightful picture book that explores all of the adorable traits that make a baby special—and how those traits might shape a baby as he grows up to be a unique little person.

About the Author
Heather Leigh has two cat muses, a spoiled Australian Shepherd, and two awesome sons. She lives in southern California and enjoys the beach, hiking, and watching ravens while writing stories. She has published a picture book, middle grade chapter book, and a line of how two books. At present, she is working on a new story idea that is being kept secret in a locked fortified chamber protected by her faithful animal companions. You can discover her ideas and thoughts and buy her books at: www.heatherleighauthor.blogspot.com In addition, she offers free stories for children at: www.thechildrensstoryplace.blogspot.com. That is an exceptional place for children to visit as her aunt is the illustrator and the drawings are unbelievably fantastic. If you get on their facebook page, you will receive postings of kids jokes, funny images and first hand knowledge of when new stories are posted. Heather Leigh loves to write stories and is thankful to have the chance to share her ideas through books.

Genevieve Cote has illustrated several books over the years, such as The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson, Wishes by Jean Little, Ella May and the Wishing Stone, by Cary Fagan, The Little Word Catcher by Danielle Simard, and many more. She has also written, in both english and french, a few stories of her own: Mr. King s Things, Without You, Me and You, What Elephant? and With You always, Little Monday . Her editorial art has appeared in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, l Actualite and other such publications. She has won the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award in 2005, the General Governor s Award for Illustration in 2007, and the Marilyn Baillie Award in 2012. She lives in Montreal, Quebec. genevievecoteillustration.com

Praise For Hey Little Baby!

"With a melodic and motherly voice, this gentle and captivating picture book welcomes a little baby into the world.... A lovely choice for new babies and their parents."

--Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2012

"A baby is warmly welcomed to the world by his doting parents, who fantasize about what he will be able to do as he grows.... Softly hued mixed-media illustrations reveal several possibilities...while the pictures show what the child might do with his nose, feet, mouth, and voice as he develops. Children will enjoy seeing what the growing child may accomplish and how his abilities compare with theirs."

School Library Journal, March 2012

"What will you find in this marvelous world?" asks debut author Leigh in this celebration of a new arrival…. The pleasures…[Geneviève Côté] imagines her hero growing into are simple, familiar ones—first love, splashing in puddles, encounters with cute wildlife—and the combination of her sunny palette and graceful black outlining gives each page an open-hearted exuberance. And seldom has the mother of a newborn looked so soigné.”

Publishers Weekly, February 13, 2012

“The narrative is well-paced and works nicely with the rounded, muted illustrations, making for a gentle read-aloud for the youngest child. Use this as a conversation starter with preschoolers expecting a new baby sibling, or as an opportunity for prereaders to bring their own imaginative narrative to the illustrations.”

Booklist, March 15, 2012

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