We Love Babies!

Written by Jill Esbaum
National Geographic Kids (2020)

This adorable picture book with rollicking, rhyming text reads like a crowd-pleasing call, pumping up readers’ excitement for the cutest baby animals ever. Illustrated with lively National Geographic photography, We Love Babies! presents furred, feathered and finned baby animals of all shapes and sizes. Whimsical cartoon cheerleaders add to the fun, popping up throughout the book to lead fans in the irresistible refrain: “We love babies, yes we do, we love babies, how about you?”

“Esbaum brings the littlest listeners an adorable and rollicking read-aloud about animal babies. Bouncy rhymes and spot-on rhythms will delight little ears (‘Paws and claws/and little flippers,/feet that look like fuzzy slippers./Itty-bitty hooves and toes.//Webby footsies?/We love those!’)… Whether taking up a single- or double-page spread or simply placed in circular vignettes whose borders they frequently overflow, these babies will enthrall.” – Kirkus

“We Love Babies! is an utterly adorable children’s picture book, featuring beautiful, full-color photography of a wide variety of animal babies, from penguin chicks to cheetah cubs, a young kangaroo, a newly hatched snail riding on its parent’s shell, and many more. The simplistic text is suitable for the littlest beginning readers, and parents will love sharing the pictures of cuddly (and not-so-cuddly) young animals with their children. Highly recommended!” – Midwest Book Review

*2020 Best Books of the Year (STEM category), Bank Street College of Education