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Bah! Said the Baby

Jennifer Plecas, Jennifer Plecas (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.99*
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Understanding baby-talk becomes a fun game in this adorable and funny picture book for families.

When baby says "bah " the rest of the family scrambles to bring him balls and books and bows and bottles, sheep and baby dolls and blankets and even a brother But it turns out that all along, the baby was just trying to say "bye-bye."

A perect gift for baby showers, new parents, and new siblings.

Praise for BAH Said the Baby

"A nifty romp that doubles as a guessing game (with some phonics tied in), this has appeal for large read-aloud crowds as well as siblings who seek a lighter new-baby tale."--Kirkus Reviews

"Simple colorful backgrounds accentuate Plecas's bright and playful illustrations; her cartoon style is humorous and expressive....Parents and children with younger siblings are sure to relate to the pitfalls and joys of communicating with pre-verbal babies."--School Library Journal

"Add this charmer to the lineup for a baby-themed storytime, or share it with the older sibs of an almost-verbal little one."--BCCB

Philomel Books, 9780399166068, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 14, 2015

About the Author

Jennifer Plecas ( has illustrated more than thirty books for children and has both wrote and illustrated Pretend and Olive's Perfect World. She lives outside of Kansas City, Missouri.