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The Baby That Roared by Simon Puttock

12900361The Baby That Roared
Simon Puttock
Illustrated by Nadia Shireen
2012 Nosy Crow
ISBN – 9780763659035
Genre – Picture Book
Age – Toddler, Preschool
4.5 Stars


Mr. and Mrs. Deer had no baby, but they really wanted one. Then one day they came home to find a baby on their doorstep. A note was attached that read “I am a dear little baby. Please love me and cuddle me and read me lots and lots of stories.” Mr. and Mrs. Deer were so happy to finally have a baby but the baby kept roaring. Something must have been wrong. So they called friends, family, and the doctor, but each time the person disappeared, and the baby kept roaring. Finally they called Granny Bear, who decided the baby just needed to be burped. Guess what came up!

What a fantastic book! It is hilarious, and possibly suspenseful for the younger crowd. Where could all the helpful people gone? The illustrations are super funny as well. The colors are bright and the pictures large and easy to see. Each character has gigantic eyes, and expressive features that will make any kid laugh. The text varies in size and font throughout the book based on the tone. I really enjoyed how all of the characters play dumb throughout the entire book. This allows children readers to feel smarter than the adult, and the animals in the book.


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