{"id":1406577025,"title":"Leo Loves Baby Time","handle":"leo-loves-baby-time","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Anna McQuinn\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/anna-mcquinn\"\u003eAnna McQuinn\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Ruth Hearson\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/ruth-hearson\"\u003eRuth Hearson\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eLeo can wave and wiggle and sing and play!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFans of the book-loving Lola from \u003ci\u003eLola at the Library\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003eLola Loves Stories\u003c\/i\u003e met her baby brother Leo in \u003ci\u003eLola Reads to Leo\u003c\/i\u003e. Now Leo has his own story perfect for young babies.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeo loves to go to Baby Time with his mommy on Wednesdays. They sing songs. They play peekaboo. They wiggle and clap and kick their little legs. They zoooooom to the moon! And, Leo’s favorite thing: playing with the animals. Then everyone shares a cuddle and a story.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAt Baby Time, mommies and daddies and babies learn new skills, make new friends, and have a lot of fun.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRuth Hearson’s bright, vibrant illustrations bubble with laughter and highlight familiar activities that will delight and inspire the youngest of readers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/lola-reads-to-leo\" title=\"Lola Reads to Leo\"\u003eLola Reads to Leo\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/lola-at-the-library\" title=\"Lola at the Library\"\u003eLola at the Library\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/a-leo-le-gusta-bebelandia\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"A Leo le gusta Bebelandia\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eA Leo le gusta Bebelandia\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/leo-loves-baby-time-spread.jpg?1912711717800617140\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAnna McQuinn, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAnna McQuinn has worked in children's books for more than twenty-five years as an editor, publisher, and writer. She is the author of more than twenty books for children, including Lola at the Library, Lola Loves Stories, Lola Reads to Leo, The Sleep Sheep (Scholastic), and If You're Happy and You Know It! (Barefoot). Anna leads groups like Leo's at her local library.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/anna-mcquinn\" title=\"Anna McQuinn bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Anna.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRuth Hearson, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRuth Hearson has illustrated and written several children's books, including Cinnamon's Fairy Sleepover and Knitted by Grandma. She lives in England.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/ruth-hearson\" title=\"Ruth Hearson bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Ruth.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Book Award\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeo, who first appeared in \u003ci\u003eLola Reads to Leo\u003c\/i\u003e (2012), attends a baby program with his mother.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHe and his fellow sitting-up babes enjoy singing and playing on their grown-ups' laps, as well as exploring books and toys. The single- and double-page spreads include one or two sentences describing the action written in a bold, black type: \"First they sing the happy song. \/ Then they play peekaboo with scarves!\" Hearson effectively channels the style of Rosalind Beardshaw, who illustrated the previous Lola titles, and creates cozy cartoon scenes in warm jewel tones. The setting of this program is left unclear, but it could easily be a public library or a community center in a very diverse neighborhood (the skin tones range from chocolate to peach). Organizations offering such events will want to stock up on this title, since it offers a perfect introduction for babies and their caregivers alike. While the ending feels a bit abrupt, little ones will find much to recognize here, and their grown-ups will appreciate the baby-friendly book design with its thicker-than-normal pages, jacketless cover and rounded corners.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLike Leo and his friends, this book is a buoyant and bouncy delight.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeo, the younger brother of the bibliophilic star of McQuinn’s \u003ci\u003eLola Loves Stories\u003c\/i\u003e and its sequels, steps out on his own—so to speak (he’s not exactly a walker yet). On Wednesdays, curly-haired Leo and his mother go to “Baby Time,” where parent-and-tot games await: “First they sing the happy song. Then they play peekaboo with scarves!” Hearson’s acrylics maintain the look and feel of Rosalind Beardshaw’s work in the Lola books, but the text’s somewhat vague allusions to certain activities (“They sing the stretchy song... and the rolly song”) might leave some families in the dark, if they aren’t already familiar with them.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFans of \u003ci\u003eLola at the Library\u003c\/i\u003e are reintroduced to her little brother, Leo, and his new library adventures. The author describes everything that happens in Baby Time each week. \"First they sing the happy song. Then they play peekaboo with scarves!\" The beautiful acrylic illustrations do a great job of showing the diverse participants and are a perfect match for the spare text. With only one sentence per page, this book is a good choice for young readers and listeners. It would be useful for introducing both new parents and children to storytimes, as it clearly shows how much Leo and his other enjoy everything about the experience. While it breaks no new ground, it should be considered for most collections.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/leo-loves-baby-time-cvr.jpg?4033233399975272608\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/leo-loves-baby-time-hires.zip?4033233399975272608\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-665-8\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-730-9 EPUB\u003cbr\u003e ISBN: 978-1-60734-665-4 PDF\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSpanish-language edition\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-704-4\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 0-3\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 24\u003cbr\u003e8 x 8\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCorrelated to Common Core State Standards:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eReading Literature. 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Now Leo has his own story perfect for young babies.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeo loves to go to Baby Time with his mommy on Wednesdays. They sing songs. They play peekaboo. They wiggle and clap and kick their little legs. They zoooooom to the moon! And, Leo’s favorite thing: playing with the animals. Then everyone shares a cuddle and a story.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAt Baby Time, mommies and daddies and babies learn new skills, make new friends, and have a lot of fun.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRuth Hearson’s bright, vibrant illustrations bubble with laughter and highlight familiar activities that will delight and inspire the youngest of readers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/lola-reads-to-leo\" title=\"Lola Reads to Leo\"\u003eLola Reads to Leo\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/lola-at-the-library\" title=\"Lola at the Library\"\u003eLola at the Library\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/a-leo-le-gusta-bebelandia\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"A Leo le gusta Bebelandia\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eA Leo le gusta Bebelandia\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/leo-loves-baby-time-spread.jpg?1912711717800617140\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAnna McQuinn, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAnna McQuinn has worked in children's books for more than twenty-five years as an editor, publisher, and writer. She is the author of more than twenty books for children, including Lola at the Library, Lola Loves Stories, Lola Reads to Leo, The Sleep Sheep (Scholastic), and If You're Happy and You Know It! (Barefoot). Anna leads groups like Leo's at her local library.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/anna-mcquinn\" title=\"Anna McQuinn bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Anna.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRuth Hearson, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRuth Hearson has illustrated and written several children's books, including Cinnamon's Fairy Sleepover and Knitted by Grandma. She lives in England.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/ruth-hearson\" title=\"Ruth Hearson bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Ruth.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Book Award\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeo, who first appeared in \u003ci\u003eLola Reads to Leo\u003c\/i\u003e (2012), attends a baby program with his mother.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHe and his fellow sitting-up babes enjoy singing and playing on their grown-ups' laps, as well as exploring books and toys. The single- and double-page spreads include one or two sentences describing the action written in a bold, black type: \"First they sing the happy song. \/ Then they play peekaboo with scarves!\" Hearson effectively channels the style of Rosalind Beardshaw, who illustrated the previous Lola titles, and creates cozy cartoon scenes in warm jewel tones. The setting of this program is left unclear, but it could easily be a public library or a community center in a very diverse neighborhood (the skin tones range from chocolate to peach). Organizations offering such events will want to stock up on this title, since it offers a perfect introduction for babies and their caregivers alike. While the ending feels a bit abrupt, little ones will find much to recognize here, and their grown-ups will appreciate the baby-friendly book design with its thicker-than-normal pages, jacketless cover and rounded corners.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLike Leo and his friends, this book is a buoyant and bouncy delight.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeo, the younger brother of the bibliophilic star of McQuinn’s \u003ci\u003eLola Loves Stories\u003c\/i\u003e and its sequels, steps out on his own—so to speak (he’s not exactly a walker yet). On Wednesdays, curly-haired Leo and his mother go to “Baby Time,” where parent-and-tot games await: “First they sing the happy song. Then they play peekaboo with scarves!” Hearson’s acrylics maintain the look and feel of Rosalind Beardshaw’s work in the Lola books, but the text’s somewhat vague allusions to certain activities (“They sing the stretchy song... and the rolly song”) might leave some families in the dark, if they aren’t already familiar with them.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFans of \u003ci\u003eLola at the Library\u003c\/i\u003e are reintroduced to her little brother, Leo, and his new library adventures. The author describes everything that happens in Baby Time each week. \"First they sing the happy song. Then they play peekaboo with scarves!\" The beautiful acrylic illustrations do a great job of showing the diverse participants and are a perfect match for the spare text. With only one sentence per page, this book is a good choice for young readers and listeners. It would be useful for introducing both new parents and children to storytimes, as it clearly shows how much Leo and his other enjoy everything about the experience. While it breaks no new ground, it should be considered for most collections.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/leo-loves-baby-time-cvr.jpg?4033233399975272608\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/leo-loves-baby-time-hires.zip?4033233399975272608\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-665-8\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-730-9 EPUB\u003cbr\u003e ISBN: 978-1-60734-665-4 PDF\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSpanish-language edition\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-704-4\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 0-3\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 24\u003cbr\u003e8 x 8\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCorrelated to Common Core State Standards:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eReading Literature. Kindergarten. Standards 1-7, 9, and 10.\u003cbr\u003eReading Literature. Grade 1. Standards 1-5, 7, and 10.\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

Leo Loves Baby Time

By: Anna McQuinn / Illustrated by: Ruth Hearson

Leo can wave and wiggle and sing and play!

Fans of the book-loving Lola from Lola at the Library and Lola Loves Stories met her baby brother Leo in Lola Reads to Leo. Now Leo has his own story perfect for young babies.

Leo loves to go to Baby Time with his mommy on Wednesdays. They sing songs. They play peekaboo. They wiggle and clap and kick their little legs. They zoooooom to the moon! And, Leo’s favorite thing: playing with the animals. Then everyone shares a cuddle and a story.

At Baby Time, mommies and daddies and babies learn new skills, make new friends, and have a lot of fun.

Ruth Hearson’s bright, vibrant illustrations bubble with laughter and highlight familiar activities that will delight and inspire the youngest of readers.

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Anna McQuinn, author

Anna McQuinn has worked in children's books for more than twenty-five years as an editor, publisher, and writer. She is the author of more than twenty books for children, including Lola at the Library, Lola Loves Stories, Lola Reads to Leo, The Sleep Sheep (Scholastic), and If You're Happy and You Know It! (Barefoot). Anna leads groups like Leo's at her local library.

Read more about Anna.


Ruth Hearson, illustrator

Ruth Hearson has illustrated and written several children's books, including Cinnamon's Fairy Sleepover and Knitted by Grandma. She lives in England.

Read more about Ruth.

  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Book Award

Kirkus Reviews

Leo, who first appeared in Lola Reads to Leo (2012), attends a baby program with his mother.

He and his fellow sitting-up babes enjoy singing and playing on their grown-ups' laps, as well as exploring books and toys. The single- and double-page spreads include one or two sentences describing the action written in a bold, black type: "First they sing the happy song. / Then they play peekaboo with scarves!" Hearson effectively channels the style of Rosalind Beardshaw, who illustrated the previous Lola titles, and creates cozy cartoon scenes in warm jewel tones. The setting of this program is left unclear, but it could easily be a public library or a community center in a very diverse neighborhood (the skin tones range from chocolate to peach). Organizations offering such events will want to stock up on this title, since it offers a perfect introduction for babies and their caregivers alike. While the ending feels a bit abrupt, little ones will find much to recognize here, and their grown-ups will appreciate the baby-friendly book design with its thicker-than-normal pages, jacketless cover and rounded corners.

Like Leo and his friends, this book is a buoyant and bouncy delight.

Publishers Weekly

Leo, the younger brother of the bibliophilic star of McQuinn’s Lola Loves Stories and its sequels, steps out on his own—so to speak (he’s not exactly a walker yet). On Wednesdays, curly-haired Leo and his mother go to “Baby Time,” where parent-and-tot games await: “First they sing the happy song. Then they play peekaboo with scarves!” Hearson’s acrylics maintain the look and feel of Rosalind Beardshaw’s work in the Lola books, but the text’s somewhat vague allusions to certain activities (“They sing the stretchy song... and the rolly song”) might leave some families in the dark, if they aren’t already familiar with them.

School Library Journal

Fans of Lola at the Library are reintroduced to her little brother, Leo, and his new library adventures. The author describes everything that happens in Baby Time each week. "First they sing the happy song. Then they play peekaboo with scarves!" The beautiful acrylic illustrations do a great job of showing the diverse participants and are a perfect match for the spare text. With only one sentence per page, this book is a good choice for young readers and listeners. It would be useful for introducing both new parents and children to storytimes, as it clearly shows how much Leo and his other enjoy everything about the experience. While it breaks no new ground, it should be considered for most collections.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-58089-665-8

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Spanish-language edition
ISBN: 978-1-58089-704-4

Ages: 0-3
Page count: 24
8 x 8

Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
Reading Literature. Kindergarten. Standards 1-7, 9, and 10.
Reading Literature. Grade 1. Standards 1-5, 7, and 10.