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Bright Brown Baby

By Andrea Davis Pinkney   Illustrated by Brian Pinkney   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9780545872294 Hardcover
64 Pages | 10.291" x 10.312" | Ages 0 to 3

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338808223 Ebook
64 Pages | Ages 0 to 3

A rhythmic, whimsically illustrated celebration of Black and brown babies and the joy, tender moments, and boundless love shared between children and their caregivers, from New York Times bestselling and award-winning duo Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney.

Brown baby, born bright.

Greet the world. Spread your light.

Sparkling eyes blink hello.

Bright brown baby, you will GO!

Cuddle up with your little one, read aloud, and REPEAT: This gorgeous picture book treasury is sure to become your favorite storytime anthem. Dive into these five beautiful poems that celebrate the tender, cozy, early days between parent and child, and the exuberant joy of watching a brand-new life take shape. Warm, winsome, and welcoming illustrations from Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Brian Pinkney exude joy and love on every page. Bouncing, rhythmic text from New York Times bestselling author Andrea Davis Pinkney rolls off the tongue and begs to be read aloud, in these poems that include "Count to Love," "Hey, Baby Girl!," and "Baby Boy, You are a Star."

A celebration of Black and brown joy, babies, and families, this beautiful picture book treasury is the perfect gift item, bookshelf staple, and long-lasting classic in the making. Just right for new and expectant parents, baby showers, birthdays, graduations, and more, this book is sure to be treasured for years to come.

And if you're looking for a board book edition for baby? Each poem will also be released as a separate board book edition, with Count to Love out now!

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Count to Love (A Bright Brown Baby Board Book):

A Parents Magazine Best Board Books for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers of 2021

Praise for Bright Brown Baby:

* "In a five-section treasury of poems... married collaborators Davis Pinkney and Pinkney (Loretta Little Looks Back) speak directly to children of color via joyful nursery-style rhymes and glad images of brown-skinned babies and adults with various skin tones... A radiant evocation of love." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "The universality of the big and small world of the baby—everything is so new, but the sensation of being coddled is soothingly familiar — makes this a book for all families to share and savor." — School Library Journal, starred review

“The Pinkneys, prolific creators of books for children, offer a guide for caregivers to affirm their babies’ senses of self-worth… the combination of encouraging text aimed at adults and simple text aimed at babies extends a hand to new parents wanting to tell their little ones how precious they are… A lovely gift and guide for new parents.” — Kirkus Reviews

"Brightly colored, energetic illustrations, rendered in gouache, acrylic, and india ink, depict Black and brown family members in various combinations... Affirming and inviting, this book will be well used in baby storytimes and family read-alongs" — Booklist