Baby Radar

by Naomi Shihab Nye and Nancy Carpenter

A lively picture book captures all the sights and sounds experienced by a toddler... read more

A lively picture book captures all the sights and sounds experienced by a toddler out for an autumn stroller ride. The energetic narrative is firmly grounded in the present moment, creating a marvelous stream-of-consciousness catalog of the young child’s observations and feelings: “Giant trees / dropping leaves / in my lap / Spin them around / make them fly!...A tissue from shopping bag...Mama shouts / Not yours! / It’s mine / It’s mine! Everything’s mine!” Nye’s vivid and engaging prose is illustrated by Nancy Carpenter’s watercolor and pen-and-ink artwork. Highly Commended, 2004 Charlotte Zolotow Award (Ages 18 months – 4 years)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004

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