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Baby Brains (2004)

by Simon James

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This is a hilarious book to read aloud with your child! Your child will love how silly and funny it is and some of you might recognize yourself in Mr. & Mrs. Brains! A very clever and funny book. ( )
  ReadAloudDenver | Feb 15, 2011 |
Art Media: Watercolor and Ink.
This book is a great example of a modern fantasy because the situation is believable...the parents want to have a really smart baby so they are doing all these things in order to increase their child's knowledge but what makes it a fantasy are the unbelievable things Baby Brains is actually able to accomplish. Such as being in college by the time he is days old! The situation is very real but the baby's accomplishments make this silly story a fantasy.
Character: The main character, Baby Brains, is essential to the story because without him being an infant, all of his accomplishments would not have been that big of a deal. Baby Brains is able to do amazing things and at the end of the story he solves all of his problems by returning home to his roots, mommy and daddy.
  bwetmore05 | Nov 2, 2009 |
If you are planning a lengthy car trip, and you will be traveling with children under six, this highly portable series will be your new best friend.

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http://www.twentybyjenny.com/03Books/review/baby-brains-storybook-animations/ ( )
  20XJenny | Aug 9, 2009 |
Crazy ideas, very creative, funny, pokes fun at parents who think there babies are genius. Not recommended for BLT but would be good for PST and possible TST. Developed into a series of Baby Brains titles. The situations are very fun the ridiciolous things the baby does (reading the newspaper). Always parents to laugh at themselves. ( )
  lscully | Jul 23, 2008 |
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For all my friends but especially for Carys, David and Helen, who were there at the birth.
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In the months before Baby Brains was born Mrs Brains was very busy.
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I WANT MY MUMMY!
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Mr & Mrs Brains want to make sure the baby they are expecting is very clever. They read aloud, play music and languages and even turn up the evening news for the baby to listen to. But when Baby Brains is born even they are surprised at how clever he is. Everyone wants to meet this baby and soon he has an adventure that is out of this world.

My edition came with a story DVD.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763636827, Paperback)

"Boastful parents who can laugh at themselves, as well as their cherished offspring, will find abundant chuckles in these pages." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)

It’s never too early to start bringing up the smartest baby in the whole world. So thinks the expectant Mrs. Brains, who reads to the baby
inside her tummy every night and plays music and language tapes to her baby during the day. And soon enough, Mr. and Mrs. Brains have their very own Baby Brains! He reads the paper, fixes the family car, and works as a doctor in the local hospital. Now even the space program is calling on him. Is there anything Baby Brains can’t do?

An International Reading Association Children’s Choice

A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection

A HORN BOOK Fanfare Selection

A Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices List Selection

An Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award Winner

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Four starred reviews (BOOKLIST, BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL)

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:46:35 -0400)

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Even though the new baby of Mr. and Mrs. Brains is very intelligent, they realize that he is still just a baby.

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Candlewick Press

Three editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763625078, 0763636827, 0763640247

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