Hey Little Baby!
Hey Little Baby!
Beach Lane Books, Hardcover, 9781416989790, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 3, 2012
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 Genevieve Cote'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.
Genevieve Cote was born in Montreal in 1964. For as long as she can remember, she has always wanted to be an illustrator. It seemed considerably easier than becoming an astronaut, which was her second choice.
Over the last fifteen years, she has illustrated a wide variety of subjects serious, funny, or frankly bizarre for publications like "The New York Times", the "Boston Globe" and "Utne Reader". She has also worked for various advertising agencies in Toronto, Montreal, and Melbourne. Illustrating children s books, however, is what she loves best of all.
Her work has appeared in "Communication Arts", "Print", "Critique", and "American Illustration", and has earned her several awards.
She lives in Montreal, Quebec.
"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