B Is for Baby

By Atinuke

Illustrated by Angela Brooksbank

B is for Baby. B is for Brother. B is for going to see Baba!

Baby’s brother is getting ready to take a basket of bananas all the way to Baba’s bungalow in the next village. He will have to go along the bumpy road, past the baobab trees, birds and butterflies, and all the way over the bridge. What he doesn’t realize is that his cute, very curious baby sister is secretly coming along for the amazing bicycle ride, too! From the creators of Baby Goes to Market comes a beautiful, bright first book of words, perfect for pre-schoolers learning their ABC! Children will love sounding out the words in this playful, adventurous and vibrantly-illustrated story set in West Africa.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 2+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406390872
  • Published: 02 Apr 2020
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 280 x 248 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'“[…] a delightful play on the ABC book concept.”' The Guardian

'“This is a clever and unusual book, with beautiful illustrations and a fun story that little children will delight in following. Atinuke’s books are always a feast for senses, showcasing the beauty of the author’s home. They make a great addition to any classroom, nursery and home.”' BookTrust

'Who needs a whole alphabet when one letter can tell a story as entertaining as this one ...an appealing package of rhythmic repetition and vibrant images' New York Times Book Review

'“We absolutely love this vibrant little adventure with Baby and her brother!”' This Book Is Brilliant

'“It’s fun, but simple enough for young readers, and I love the illustrations, evocative of a rural African family’s life.”' Juno

'“Atinuke has always been one of my favourite authors, expertly revealing the wonder and beauty of Africa and the warmth and joy of family life, daily occurrences and mishaps. [...] What a sheer delight! It may be a book for young children, but everyone will love B Is For Baby!”' Fallen Star Stories

'“Here’s an absolutely cracking circular story that’s simply bursting with love.[...] A sensory delight if ever there was one, is this rural ride from one much loved family member to another. […] Visually stunning, vibrant and infused with humour, the entire book is bursting with energy, warmth, rich colour and beauty. A total treat to share and to pore over; an enriching must have for home, nursery or school collections and another terrific Atinuke/ Angela Brooksbank collaboration.”' Red Reading Hub

'“There is so much for us to talk about with Erin in B is for Baby. Not only can we teach her new words but show her that people live in completely different places to us and live a very different way of life.”' Me, Him, the Dog, and a Baby

'“A vibrant and bustling #picturebook crammed with colourful spreads #BisforBaby by #atinuke and @angelabrooksbankbooks is an eye-catching introduction to first words set to beautiful West African backdrop”' Picture Books Blogger

'“What a sheer delight! It may be a book for young children, but everyone will love B Is For Baby!”' Fallen Star Stories

'Featured in the i’s piece ‘30 Children's and YA Books for Families to Enjoy During Lockdown’.' i

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