When Grandma, Ma, and Hazel Monster want to find Baby Monster, they follow the messy trail he has left....
|Title||:||Where's the Baby?|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Where's the Baby? Reviews
I can see myself as the loving grandma. That baby sure does make a mess. Maybe my kids’s messes aren’t so bad.
These books are hilarious. The baby is truly a monster, but grandma still adores him.
1.5 - The cover is awesome and I know at a glance that Julia would love it! My Mom read this to Julia yesterday afternoon so I just read the book myself to get and idea of the book in addition to what Julia and my Mom said. My Mom wasn't impressed with it. She didn't say it was bad, had nothing negative to say, only that it was average. Julia loved the illustrations (as I knew she would) and is really into any story featuring babies right now. This, admittedly, is one of the lesser stories though. The text is in rhyme but many of the parts feel very stilted. As if instead of the rhyme flowing from head to pen to paper the word needing to be rhymed sat in the head for a long, long time until an appropriate word was found. There are parts that don't feel that way but to be completely honest something is still missing somewhere. The truly sad part is this could have been a great book. The illustrations aren't the best I've come across but are good and monsters are really engaging for kids. The story starts with a Mom, Grandmom, and older sister all looking for the baby monster. They follow the mess the baby leaves from room to room to room and the whole time the Mom is fairly quiet, the sister has a few complaints, and the Grandmom is loving everything the kid did. The baby leaves chimney ask all over the carpet and furniture? Great! He was trying to clean out the chimney for them! The baby cut a dress his Mom was making? Awesome! He knows how to use scissors! I can't really get my thoughts across the way I want to - the way the story is following the baby, the differences between certain family members reactions, all of this could make for a great story IMO. But the words themselves, the most important part of the story, is missing a great something. It may be worth reading if you happen to see it somewhere and have a spare minute and a half.
The book Where’s the Baby by Pat Hutchins was about a mischievous monster he did what he wanted with no repercussions. He used his wit and his status as the toddler to get away with what he wanted. So after he destroys the house, how will the mischievous baby monster get away with it?In this book, the Authors purpose was clearly reached while providing entertainment to all by breaking the fourth wall with his well devised audience surrogate. The book provided a great selection for those kids who want “horror”stories but are not quite ready for it. The main character is easily relatable to young kids for his mischievous work. This is done by having the baby an audience surrogate and making him a more simpler character with wit and joy for it easy to be relatable. The illustration provided an environment that the text could not. It brought the book to life while adding on important elements that make the book such a hit for young readers.
This is often how I find my house. Once, when my two kids were just 3 and 2, I came downstairs to find the entire kitchen and dining room in a complete mess. My son, always the inventor, was trying to construct some kind of building or machine or something and he had tape and toilet paper and kitchen stuff everywhere. My 2 year old daughter, when she saw me, exclaimed, "Look, Mom! We're making a destruction!" I laughed heartily at her language blunder, although, little did she know how right she was!" Ha Ha Ha!
When Grandma, Ma, and Hazel Monster want to find Baby Monster, they follow the messy trail he has left.