The Big Baby by Anthony Browne

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John's father wants desperately to stay young, wearing young clothes and hairstyles and collecting expensive adult toys, until he falls in a deep sleep and is transformed into a helpless baby in diapers, in a witty exploration of human vanity.
 

About Anthony Browne

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Anthony Browne, a recent British Children's Laureate, has received many awards for his work, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2000 for his services to children's literature. He has written and illustrated more than forty books, including Little Beauty and How Do You Feel? Anthony Browne lives in Kent, England.
 
Published August 5, 1993 by Jonathan Cape Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Continuing his campaign against the posturings and insensitivities of the adult male, Browne (Piggybook, 1986) caricatures John Young's dad, who's ``young for his age''--as exhibited in his clothes, hair styles, ``toys,'' fondness for loud music, and self-preoccupation.

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Dad, as his surname suggests, is rather young for his age, a trait Browne demonstrates with crisp text (``He liked very loud rock music'') and precise, even crisper art (Dad, clad in black jeans, black leather jacket and a black T-shirt emblazoned with a pink teddy bear, belts out a tune on his p...

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