Baby Goes to Market

Baby Goes to Market

Book - 2017 | First U.S. edition
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Join Baby and his doting mama at a bustling southwest Nigerian marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, [2017]
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780763695705
Branch Call Number: CJ ATINU
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Brooksbank, Angela - Illustrator


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ArapahoeTina Apr 27, 2020

Such a sweet and simple story that brings us a unique setting, but still conveys universal themes of community and family. It sets a high standard for what picture books can be!

Dec 09, 2019

A well-illustrated story. Baby went to the market with mama and was given lots of different things to eat (bananas, oranges, etc.). Baby put all of them in mama's basket and the mama never noticed till the end. It is also a very good book to practice counting. My 2 toddlers love this book.

ArapahoeStaff26 May 13, 2019

The structure of the sentences and paragraphs repeat with variations throughout the book, as Mama and Baby journey through the outdoor market. The colorful, gorgeous illustrations support and enhance the story. The loving looks between Mama and Baby at the beginning and end set the joyful, sweet tone. Careful observation of each page pays off; there is so much of interest going on. For ages 3-7 years.

ArapahoeCarina May 30, 2018

A sweet story of an African mother and her baby at an African market shows us community, market, food and transport cultures. Beautiful illustrations!.

Apr 12, 2018

My 2 pre-schoolers both enjoyed this book. Well written and illustrated, my children were intrigued to see how "shopping" was done in another culture. My 3-year-old really enjoyed the simple subtraction that was occurring in the story line, and my 2-year-old was really intrigued by the way the people at the market were engaging with "baby" at the market. Highly recommend. Wish Brantford Library had more books by this author.

ArapahoeMary Jan 05, 2018

While Mama shops at the market, Baby, riding on her back, is given treats to eat by vendors in decreasing numbers: bananas, oranges, biscuits, and coconut. He puts the extras in the basket on Mama's head and only when they are ready to leave (Mama thinks Baby must be hungry!) does she notice the extra food. The repetitive, cumulative text will keep listeners entertained and anticipating, and the vibrant, detailed mixed-media illustrations are eye-catching and fun! A winner for storytime and one-on-one sharing.


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Dec 09, 2019

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ArapahoeStaff26 May 13, 2019

Market is very crowded. Baby is very hot. Baby is so hot that Mr. Femi, the orange seller, gives Baby five juicy oranges. Baby grins. Baby sucks one orange...and puts four oranges in the basket Mama does not notice. She is busy buying homemade palm oil.


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