You Are My Baby: Garden


This unique board book actually has two books inside: a larger book and a smaller book that is cut out of the lower left quarter of the book. The story is told by turning both sets of pages simultaneously, with the larger section showing a mother animal and the smaller section showing the corresponding baby animal. The story focuses on the baby animals' actions, the names of the baby animals, and the sounds that they make. 

Young Reader (1):
My daughter really enjoyed this book. While I read the story and turned the big pages, she turned the corresponding small pages.

Parent Perspective:
I really enjoyed this book because it is so unique. I have never before seen a board book that is cut into two separate books like this. I was not surprised that my daughter found this book so engaging. It really captured her attention because it is so unusual-looking and because she enjoyed turning one set of pages as I turned the other.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This unique board book has lovely illustrations - and is plenty durable for the little hands that want to help you turn the page.

Content Awareness Factors:


Type of Book:
This is part of a board book series that introduces young listeners to animals in different environments.
Educational Themes:

This is all about animals. It teaches the names of baby animals (for example, that a baby bird is called a hatchling).

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
4 to 6
Recommended Age To Read Together:
1 to 4
Age of child:
Read with an 11-month-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a great book to own because it is likely to be one that a child would choose to read again and again. It will grow with your child, too. For example, babies and young toddlers will enjoy reading the book from front to back; older toddlers and

Title You Are My Baby: Garden
Author Lorena Siminovich
Publisher Chronicle Books © 2014
Illustrators Lorena Siminovich
ISBN 9781452126494
Material Board Book
Cost $8.99
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