King Baby

Book Information
Rating: Outstanding
Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Kate Beaton
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Year: 2016
ISBN: 9780545637541
Pages: 40

All hail King Baby! He gives his loyal subjects many blessings of kisses and coos, but he also demands a lot from them. One day King Baby wants his thing. But his subjects bring him the wrong thing. So King Baby must get the thing himself. To get the thing he has to crawl and thus begins his transition to being...a big boy. But who will rule his poor subjects now? And then he meets Queen Baby.

This book will resonate with parents as Kate Beaton illustrates the joys and demands of life with newborns. This comical take on the power that infants have over their parents are expressed through brightly colored cartoons, adding to the humor of the book. The baby's authoritarian narration of the book is amusing and affirms King Baby's power over his weary parents. Very witty and fun, this book is also a great for soon-to-be siblings and parents alike.