The Day The Babies Crawled Away by Peggy RathmannThe Day The Babies Crawled Away by Peggy Rathmann

The Day The Babies Crawled Away

byPeggy RathmannIllustratorPeggy Rathmann

Hardcover | October 13, 2003

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What a lovely day at the fair. Children lining up for pony rides . . . moms and dads in a pie-eating contest . . . babies chasing butterflies . . . babies heading for the trees . . . I SAY! Where are those babies GOING? Only a small boy sees them leaving and follows as the babies chase butterflies in trees, frogs in a bog, even bats in a cave, ignoring pleas to come back. But not to worry, our hero saves the day, making sure that all the babies get home safely from their appealing adventures.

Caldecott Medal winner Peggy Rathmann has created a highly original story told in a lilting text and a bold new style with classic black silhouettes against stunning skies of many colors that change and glow as afternoon turns into evening.
Caldecott-medalist Peggy Rathmann was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and grew up in the suburbs with two brothers and two sisters."In the summer we lolled in plastic wading pools guzzling Kool-Aid. In the winter we sculpted giant snow animals. It was a good life."Ms. Rathmann graduated from Mounds View High School in New Brighton, Minnes...
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Title:The Day The Babies Crawled AwayFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11.75 × 8.38 × 0.38 inPublished:October 13, 2003Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:039923196X

ISBN - 13:9780399231964

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful, captivating My little niece is 2 and a half, and adores this book. She is mesmerized. She is still young, and I'm sure she will enjoy this book still more as she grows, as it has many layers. Absolutely beautiful.
Date published: 2004-12-05