Mario and Baby Gia by Mario Lopez

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Mario is having a hard time finding someone to play with. His sister, Marissa, is playing with Cousin Rosie, and his cousin Chico is off to baseball practice. When Nana asks Mario to babysit his cousin Gia while she bakes, he finds that babies can be a handful. But even when he feels that he has reached the end of his rope, it is baby Gia who reminds Mario that a family is built on love and caring.

About Mario Lopez

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Mario Lopez is currently the host of the long-running entertainment program Extra, and Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew. In 2008, People named him “Sexiest Bachelor,” and he competed as one of America's favorite contestants in Dancing with the Stars and debuted on Broadway in A Chorus Line.
Published September 15, 2011 by Celebra Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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The book’s attempts at humor mostly fall flat (a running joke has Gia referring to Mario as Marigold), and there’s no missing the story’s message, delivered in a final, syrupy line: “Family is the best gift of all.” Preschoolers may be buoyed by the book’s cheery tone, but adults will...

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