Catch That Baby! by Nancy Coffelt

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It’s time to get dressed, but Rudy is gone in a flash—Mom can’t even get a towel around him. Boing! Around the living room he goes! Whoosh! Under the table—catch that baby! Scoot! Where’s he now? Nancy Coffelt and Scott Nash bring us a hilarious share-aloud adventure full of puns and clever wordplay that celebrate a baby’s au naturel antics.

About Nancy Coffelt

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Nancy Coffelt is the author of Catch That Baby! and Uh-oh, Baby! as well as Fred Stays with Me, which was illustrated by Tricia Tusa and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honor winner, won Best Book of the Year from School Library Journal, and was an ALA Notable Children’s Book. Visit her online at Nash is the illustrator of Catch That Baby! and Uh-oh, Baby! He is also the award-winning illustrator of the Flat Stanley series and Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp, by Carol Diggory Shields. His design firm, Nashbox Studios, has lent its expertise to such kid-centric brands as PBS, Nickelodeon, and Disney. He lives in Maine. Visit him online at
Published June 7, 2011 by Aladdin. 40 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But by then, another burst of independence has transformed the tot from Nudie Rudy to Cutie Rudy, and the family gathers round to shower him with love.

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Coffelt (Fred Stays with Me!) and Nash (Betsy Red Hoodie) make winning collaborators as they tell the story of Rudy, whose name provides a great rhyme as he tears off his clothes and races through the house after his bath ("Nudie Rudy!"

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Rudy is finished with his bath, and just after Mom dries him off and starts to dress him...

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