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B Is for Baby

By Atinuke
Illustrated by Angela Brooksbank

“A circular tale of family love with visual rewards. . . . There’s no denying the joy in this book.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

B is for Baby. B is for Brother. B is for going to see Baba! One morning after breakfast, Baby’s big brother is getting ready to take the basket of bananas all the way to Baba’s bungalow in the next village. He’ll have to go along the bumpy road, past the baobab trees, birds, and butterflies, and all the way over the bridge. But what he doesn’t realize is that his very cute, very curious baby sibling has stowed away on his bicycle! Little ones learning about language will love sounding out the words in this playful, vibrantly illustrated story set in West Africa.

  • Atinuke and Angela Brooksbank, co-creators of the 2018 Charlotte Zolotow honor book Baby Goes to Market, team up again to bring us the story of a curious young baby who stows away in a basket of bananas on the back of her older brother's motorbike, enjoying an alliterative adventure on their way to visit their Baba
  • Angela Brooksbank's art is full of rich detail and visual humor. Readers are introduced to the sights, smells and sounds of Baby’s community in West Africa—and it’s a real feast for the senses!
  • The playful language, bright and colorful art, and a real sense of adventure are an incredibly appealing package

About the author

Atinuke was born in Nigeria and spent her childhood in both Africa and the UK. As a traditional oral storyteller, drawing upon her recent Yoruba ancestry, she visits schools and theatres all over the world. Atinuke is the author of the bestselling Anna Hibiscus fiction series, as well as the No. 1 Car Spotter series, and the picture books Baby Goes to Market also illustrated by Angela Brooksbank and Hugo illustrated by Birgitta Sif. Atinuke lives on a mountain overlooking the sea in west Wales and supports the charity SOS Children's Village. Visit her online at atinuke-author.weebly.com Angela Brooksbank worked as a designer and art director in the children's book industry before undertaking an MA at the Cambridge School of Art, and turning her hand to her own illustration. Angela says, "I am constantly inspired by children’s energy and unique response to life and hope that my work conveys some of their playful spirit." Baby Goes to Market, written by Atinuke, was her debut picture book. Find her online at angelabrooksbank.com. Angela lives in London.

ISBN: 9781536217940
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Board Book
Release Date: March 3, 2021
Dimensions: 160 x 181mm, 28pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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