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Baby Goes to Market

By Atinuke
Illustrated by Angela Brooksbank

Join Baby and his mama at the bustling marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers.

Rhythmic language, visual humour and a bounty of delectable food make this a tale that is sure to whet little appetites for story time. When Baby and Mama go to market, baby is so adorable that the banana seller gives him six bananas. Baby eats one and puts five in the basket, but Mama doesn't notice. As Mama and Baby wend their way through the market stalls, cheeky Baby collects five juicy oranges, four sugary chin-chin biscuits, three roasted sweetcorn, two pieces of coconut ... until Mama notices that her basket is getting very heavy. Poor Baby, she thinks – he must be very hungry by now!

  • Counting how many treats baby eats along the way makes this a great book for pre-schoolers just beginning to learn their first numbers (1-5)
  • Children will love being in on the joke, knowing that Baby is getting away with enjoying so many scrumptious snacks
  • Angela’s bright and cheerful illustrations, full of authenticity and charm, bring the vibrant marketplace to life and Atinuke, in turn, is a superb storyteller with an extraordinary ear for language. This story has a gorgeous, reassuring repetition of words

About the author

Atinuke is a Nigerian storyteller. She draws upon her recent ancestry from Yoruba land, England and Wales, and more ancient origins in Spain, Portugal and China, to tell stories from both the world of folktales and contemporary life. She has written many Anna Hibiscus Racing Read titles and picture books, as well as the series entitled No. 1 Car Spotter. She lives in Newport, Pembrokeshire with her husband and two sons. Find 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. About her picture book inspiration, 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, is her first picture book with Walker. Find her online at angelabrooksbank.com.

About the illustrator

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. About her picture book inspiration, 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, is her first picture book with Walker. Find her online at angelabrooksbank.com.

ISBN: 9781406365160
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 1, 2018
Dimensions: 248 x 280mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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