King Baby (Kate Beaton)

Hello, everyone! Our book today is the hilarious King Baby by Kate Beaton, a story of a little baby with a rather regal bearing.

When King Baby is born, it is clear that he is the ruler of all he surveys. People crowd around to greet and fawn over him. He is given mountains of gifts as tribute. His loyal servants (otherwise known as Mommy and Daddy) fulfill his every need and whim, even if they are occasionally simple fools who do not understand his instructions. Truly, he is a great and mighty king. But soon, he may become even greater, and transcend to an even higher level: the “Big Boy”!

This book was so much fun to read, and I was laughing all the way through. While King Baby and his imperious dialogue were entertaining for JJ, the text and concept of the book are filled with tongue-in-cheek humor for parents. Beaton’s signature comic style makes it feel like this is as much a book for grown-ups as it is for baby bookworms and, as someone who reads a LOT of children’s books, that’s something I appreciate. Add to that the charming and colorful illustrations and a perfect length for little ones, and you’ve got a book that is sure to please readers of all ages. We can’t recommend this one enough, it was fantastic! Baby Bookworm approved!

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