12 December 2011

Please, Baby, Please

by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee
illustrated by Kadir Nelson

"Go back to bed, baby, please, baby, please. Not on your HEAD, baby baby baby, please!...
"From moments fussy to fond, Academy-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee and his wife, producer Tonya Lewis Lee, present a behind-the-scenes look at the chills, spills, and unequivocal thrills of bringing up baby!
"Vivid illustrations from celebrated artist Kadir Nelson evoke toddlerhood from sandbox to high chair to crib, and families everywhere will delight in sharing these exuberant moments again and again."

Another beautiful book. The illustrations are amazing. The book follows a normally crazy active toddler through her day. "...You share that ball... Don't eat the sand... Now hold my hand... It's time to go... Don't be so slow... Please eat your peas..."
It's not a book about adoption or transracial families. Every person in the family and in the book is African American.
I love the illustrations in this book, but it's not my son's favorite. He doesn't ask to read it that often. I think it's because the words "please, baby, please" are repeated on every page in one form or another. Also, it's taught him to eat sand, but I still like it.

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