King Baby

King Baby

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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A laugh-out-loud new picture book from The Princess and the Pony author, Kate Beaton!

All hail King Baby! He greets his adoring public with giggles and wiggles and coos, posing for photos and allowing hugs and kisses. But this royal ruler also has many demands, and when his subjects can't quite keep up, King Baby takes matters into his own tiny hands.

A modern, funny, and (let's be honest) realistic take on life with a new baby, and the perfect gift for anyone with an adorable little ruler in their life.

Publisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780545637541
Branch Call Number: JP Beato
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 29 cm

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Kasey says "Honestly one of the funniest books I read all year. I laughed out loud, more than once! Great, silly illustrations and perfect pacing."

A wonderful and hilarious story of a growing family, from the perspective of King Baby himself. Perfect for families of all kinds.

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VaughanPLSarahN Aug 14, 2017

Cute account of the "tyrannical reign" of a newborn. Great for parents-to-be and anyone else expecting a new family member soon.

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VaughanPLAngelaC Dec 21, 2016

A sassy and hysterically entitled Baby will have you laughing out loud as you read. This book gives the reader a true account of the power children have over their family. As a soon-to-be-aunt, I now know what I am in for!


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VaughanPLSarahN Aug 14, 2017

Cute account of the "tyrannical reign" of a newborn. Great for parents-to-be and anyone else expecting a new family member soon.

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PineSisken
Mar 04, 2017

Adorbs! Can't wait to read more of this author.

EvaELPL Feb 25, 2017

I adored Kate Beaton's first picture book, The Princess and the Pony, and I was so excited to get my hands on King Baby, which is just as fun (and just as sweet). When two new parents bring home their first baby, he rules the household as their stern but fair king. He demands to be given the right toys, and rewards compliance with kisses and cuddles. He explores his kingdom and keeps his subjects (mom and dad) in line. But when King Baby realizes he’s grown out of babyhood and is now a toddler, what will his subjects do without their baby monarch? This book has all of Kate Beaton’s impeccable timing, unique illustrations, and sweet but hilarious writing that is steadily becoming her hallmark, and puts a fun, heartwarming spin on the sometimes sweet, sometimes silly process of forging our own little kingdom-families.

LPL_MeredithW Jan 07, 2017

If you have 10 minutes, you've got time to laugh at this perfect, delightful picture book.

VaughanPLAngelaC Dec 21, 2016

A sassy and hysterically entitled Baby will have you laughing out loud as you read. This book gives the reader a true account of the power children have over their family. As a soon-to-be-aunt, I now know what I am in for!

LPL_DanC Nov 17, 2016

Long live the King. And Kate Beaton. I love those moments when I get to laughing hard at something my kids also find hilarious, a somewhat rare feat Kate Beaton has accomplished in both of her picture books (The Princess and the Pony, and now King Baby).

nmaryann Oct 11, 2016

All hail Kate Beaton! This is a heartwarming and funny read-aloud about the ruler of every family: the baby. A realistic depiction of baby that the entire family will enjoy.

Please bring us a sequel, Beaton!

Highly, highly recommend!

bwortman Oct 04, 2016

This picture book is an absolute delight with equal appeal for littles and the grown ups who read to them. As an aunt (and a Kate Beaton fan), I absolutely adored this one.

AL_KATI Sep 29, 2016

I totally laughed. What a funny book with fun illustrations. A great next book for the author of "The Princess and the Pony."

samcmar Sep 27, 2016

I adored The Princess and the Pony and after finishing King Baby, I feel like Beaton just needs to keep writing picture books. King Baby is hilarious, cheeky, and it is an amazing look at that first bit of parenthood where the baby truly is "King." Loved this one and I think it would be awesome for storytimes!

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