Stay My Baby

  • Pages:20
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:new baby, unconditional love, growing family, baby development, caregivers
  • Available:09/12/2023
Board Book
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Tiny fingers, teeny toes—but baby won't stay little for long!

Children grow from newborns bundled tight to toddlers taking their first steps in no time. Parents and caregivers know the heart tug of wishing they could hold their babies close forever while also feeling the joy and pride of each new milestone that accompanies children's growing independence.

In sweet, rhyming verse, Stay My Baby expresses the feelings of wonder and love for a new baby, with a promise that, no matter how big they get, they will always have a special place in their family's hearts.

“Inclusive photographs of babies and families give this book a beautiful multiverse of babyhood.”

– School Library Journal

“It’s easy to see why parents in this picture book are treasuring the playful moments captured in the photos…the color pictures in this appealing board book capture happy moments for viewers young and old to enjoy.”

– Booklist

“The photographs-as-illustrations work with the text to create a gentle, inclusive image of all the ways babies and caregivers interact and love one another. Babies will almost certainly enjoy the images of beautifully diverse families living and loving together.”

– CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Calming, beautiful, [and] loving…The author’s warmhearted message is sure to pull at adults’ heartstrings. An excellent reminder to children of their parents’ or care givers’ love, this book is perfect to share with infants, to use for parent and child reading, or to use for a bedtime story.”

– Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
Loan Stars Canadian Juvenile top 10 pick   | 2023  |  Commended
Bank Street College of Education Children's Book Committee Best Children's Books of the Year   | 2024  |  Commended