The Barefooted, Bad-Tempered, Baby Brigade
Publication Date: March 23, 2010
List Price: $15.99*
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Join a crowd of cranky babies as they take to the streets!
The babies turned east at the corner of Main saying, “goo-goo” and “ga-ga” and “Out of our way!”
These babies have had it!
No more mashed peas!
No more bibs!
No more frilly clothes!
Their demands are loud and clear—but are their moms and dads ready to listen?
Review, School Library Journal:
"This story may resonate more with beleaguered parents who struggle to get their sometimes uncooperative little ones fed, bathed, and dressed, but the lap set will thoroughly enjoy saying the oft-repeated refrain, “WE’RE A BAREFOOTED BAD-TEMPERED BABY BRIGADE!” Great fun."
Review, Publishers Weekly:
"Dockray (The Tushy Book) gleefully and vividly reimagines babies' chunky, blunt physicality as the manifestation of civil disobedience—after closing this book, it will be difficult to look at anyone under 36 months and not see a budding Emma Goldman or Eugene V. Debs."
"The scenarios of the rebels in action are as much fun as the climax, when they get the snuggle they want. A great early read-aloud, with a thumping, rhythmic text that kids will want to hear many times over."