The Day the Babies Crawled Away by Peggy Rathmann

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What a lovely day at the fair. Children lining up for pony rides . . . moms and dads in a pie-eating contest . . . babies chasing butterflies . . . babies heading for the trees . . . I SAY! Where are those babies GOING? Only a small boy sees them leaving and follows as the babies chase butterflies in trees, frogs in a bog, even bats in a cave, ignoring pleas to come back. But not to worry, our hero saves the day, making sure that all the babies get home safely from their appealing adventures.

Caldecott Medal winner Peggy Rathmann has created a highly original story told in a lilting text and a bold new style with classic black silhouettes against stunning skies of many colors that change and glow as afternoon turns into evening.

About Peggy Rathmann

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Peggy Rathmann is the author/illustrator of the Caldecott Medal book Officer Buckle and Gloria.
Published October 13, 2003 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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But the alert boy notices, vainly tugs at his mother's shirt, then chases the runaways into a thicket: "You hollered, 'Hey!/ You babies, stay!'/ But none of them did./ And some of them hid."

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