Illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld
Little, Brown, January 2014
Pick a bloom
Buzz and zoom
Rollicking in the dewy meadows and gardens of spring, the baby smells flowers, chases bees, makes mud-pies, and finally takes a bath, with her faithful puppy close by her side. This is the finale of the Baby Seasons board books. Ages: 6 months – 3 years.
“Broach and Doerrfeld wrap up their series of seasonal board books that feature a strawberry blonde baby making the most of her day, no matter the time of year… Broach’s tight-as-a-drum verse and Doerrfeld’s cheerful artwork easily match the enthusiasm of their young backyard explorer.”
– Publishers Weekly
Wave your hat
Chase that cat
The air is turning cooler and fall is here! The baby and her curious pup experience all the delights of a farm on an autumn day – pulling a wagon, collecting eggs, picking apples, jumping in leaf piles, and greeting all the residents of the barnyard, from horses to pigs to sheep. The third rhymed, lift-the-flap board book in the Baby Seasons series. Ages: 6 months – 3 years.
“The endearing rhymes scan well and read quickly, a great combination for keeping little ones interested. This well-executed, toddler-friendly board book is a great introduction to fall and a perfect choice for one-on-one or small group sharing.”
– Kirkus, starred review
“As sweet as fresh apple cider, ‘Barnyard Baby,’ by Elise Broach, with illustrations by Cori Doerrfeld, follows an irrepressible toddler though a day’s adventures on a farm. Broach’s text is impressionistic, with a fun-to-read-aloud sing-song rhythm.”
– The New York Times, Children’s Books, Board Book Roundup
Climb and slide
Snow fort baby
Peek and hide
A baby, a puppy, mounds of snow, and a crisp winter day – what fun is in store? Find out in this lift-the-flap board book about a baby’s adventures on a wintry afternoon. Ages: 6 months – 3 years.
“Who knew a day out in the cold could be so cozy? A cheerful young girl takes her little puppy into the snowy outdoors… a lift-the-flap format extends her fun, while smiling woodland creatures add a heaping spoonful of sweetness. Energetic word choices enliven the wintry day. Here’s hoping this darling tyke will return with the change of the seasons.”
Start the day
Let’s go play!
For this ocean-loving baby, it’s time to go to the beach! With an adventurous puppy for company, baby splashes, digs, and explores the seashore in this rhymed, lift-the-flap board book. Ages: 6 months – 3 years.