Hey, Little Baby!
by Nola Buck
Illustrated by R.W. Alley
Published by (Harper Growing Tree) HarperCollins, 1999
From sun up to sun down, a competent and energetic older sister tells her baby brother all the things she can do: "I can stomp my feet. I can hop, hop, hop. I can twirl around like a spinning top. / I can put on my coat and play outside. I can swing on the swing and slide down the slide." The charming illustrations show what appears to be an Asian-American family, with the lively narrator always a step or two ahead of her adoring baby brother and somewhat bedraggled mom. The staccato-paced rhyming text will make for a fun read-aloud and children will enjoy the detailed illustrations of a busy, less-than-orderly household. (Harper Growing Tree) CCBC categories: Picture Books for Younger Children. © Cooperative Children's Book Center