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32 pages

Pub Date

Jun 14, 2023



Age 1+

Babies, Babies Everywhere!

By Mary Hoffman
Illustrated by Ros Asquith

Diverse and inclusive celebration of a first year in the lives of five babies and their families

Follow five families and their babies from birth to around 12 months, with all the excitements, challenges and joys of that first year with a new baby in the world. With lots to look at and point to, this delightful celebration of babies, from the team who created The Great Big Book of Families, will be loved by babies, older siblings - and grown-ups too!



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"What joy is portrayed here, from Hoffman’s direct and sensitive text to the delightful pictures throughout by Ros Asquith. Both author and illustrator have banks of highly acclaimed work in the world of children’s books, and this new publication will be welcomed in families, nurseries and libraries everywhere."

Books for Keeps 5-star review

"Follow five families and their babies through the first 12 months in a diverse and inclusive celebration of babyhood. Otter-Barry calls it a 21st century answer to the Alhbergs’ Baby’s Catalogue."

Fiona Noble - The Bookseller

"An absolutely gorgeous and inclusive celebration of babies during their first year of life... this book is a delight from cover to cover...there’s never a dull moment as Ros’s wonderfully detailed, amusing illustrations show (I love the soft toy’s thought bubbles). Mary’s straightforward narrative has a gentle playfulness with lots of baby sounds and comments from family members."

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Ros Asquith


Ros Asquith is a world-famous illustrator and cartoonist, as well as being a writer and poet. She has been a Guardian cartoonist for 20 years and has written and illustrated over 60 books for young people including the bestselling Teenage Worrier series. Ros lives in London.

Mary Hoffman


Mary Hoffman has written over 100 titles for children that range from picture books to teenage novels. Amazing Grace, illustrated by Caroline Binch, was commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal and has, together with its sequels, sold over 1.5 million copies. Her Great Big Book of Families, illustrated by Ros Asquith, won the inaugural SLA Information Books Award. On the O-BB list she has Lost and Found: Parables Jesus Told, and Walking on Water: Miracles Jesus Worked; and Pirate Baby. Mary Hoffman lives in Oxfordshire.


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