Monday, July 09, 2007

Review: Global Babies

A board book by the Global Fund for Children. Charlesbridge Publishing, 2007. A review copy of this delightful little board book came in the mail this week. With very simple, sweet text and photo after photo of adorable babies from around the world it is a huge hit in our house. I had to hunt through the boy's room to find it squirreled away by Punkin, where he was holding it for further reading.

Babies from Guatemala, Thailand, Greenland, Mali, India, South Africa, Afghanistan, the USA, Spain and Iraq are shown close up in their precious finery. I know my boys are attracted to the vivid smiles and charming wide-open eyes of these cuties, but I am most struck by the tenderness of the way they are dressed. Some are in regular every-day play clothes but many are in their most colorful and carefully chosen finery. I can't help but see their parent's love and admiration in the ways they are held and presented to the camera. This little gem of a book is one to cherish. The message that children all around the world are beautiful, special and loved comes through loud and clear whether you read the text or just gaze at the photos.

On the back cover is this message:
Global Babies was developed by the Global Fund for Children, a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the dignity of young people around the world. Part of the proceeds from this book's sales will be donated to The Global Fund for Children to support innovative community-based organizations that serve the world's most vulnerable children and youth.

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Anonymous said...

I have to get this book! It looks adorable and certainly seems to support a good cause. My 18 month-old's favorite books are those featuring other babies, so I know she will love it. Thanks for the great suggestion!

Tishslp said...

Love it! Z just LOVES pics of other babies; I know he'll love it. Thanks for the heads up :)