Whoa, Baby, Whoa! by Grace Nichols

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Baby's on the move! Exploring the kitchen, finding out what things taste like, making a splash in the bathtub, this crawling cutie is ready to try everything! "Whoa, baby, whoa!" say Baby's family. They aren't sure Baby is big enough to be so adventurous. But when Baby gets ready for the biggest challenge of all-those very first steps-there's a warm welcome waiting when the whole family finally cheers, "Go, baby, go!"


About Grace Nichols

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Grace Nichols was born in Georgetown, Guyana, where she worked as a teacher and journalist before moving to the UK in 1977. Grace was the first poet in residence at the Tate Gallery, and she has won a number of book awards.Eleanor Taylor is the creator of Beep, Beep, Let's Go, as well as the artist of No Trouble At All, written by Sally Grindley.
Published February 28, 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books.

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Nichols’ blend of informal and precise rhymes—within a pattern of gerunds describing the baby’s actions, followed by declarative sentences voicing the reprimands—yields a lively patter that scans reasonably well (if not always perfectly): “Climbing / up Grandpa / like a / mountaineer / Grabbing /...

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The tables turn nicely at the end, when Baby reasons that one way to put an end to his “Whoa” is to “try something new with myself” and take those long-anticipated first steps—prompting the onlookers to cheer “Go, Baby, Go!” Up to age 3.

Dec 12 2011 | Read Full Review of Whoa, Baby, Whoa!

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