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Baby Brains by Simon James

Baby Brains (2004)

by Simon James

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I absolutely loved everything about this book! The main reason why I loved this book is because of the illustrations. Without the illustrations, this story could have gone either way. Meaning, if the illustrations were boring and not detailed then it would be hard for the reader to picture an image of a cute little baby and his family. Every sentence of the story was represented by an illustration of the baby. The twist to this story has a big effect on the readers feelings because in the beginning baby brains is able to do all these different types of grown up activities, but as soon as he has to leave his mother, the story twists again where baby brains only wants his mother. “…from that day on, baby brains spent most of his time at home, doing the things that most babies do”, but then again the last page of the story flips the twist again by saying, “except, that is, on the weekends…when he still liked to help out at the local hospital”. When the author twists the story one last time, it leaves the reader giggling. The story line is very silly and appealing to all ages because it is creative. The main message of this story is to embrace your youth. Do not waste your life doing too much. There is more to life than growing up, so take your time and enjoy the moments. ( )
  bigkristin | Oct 9, 2014 |
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.

Full review:
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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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


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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

3 editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763625078, 0763636827, 0763640247

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