Baby Goes to Market

Baby Goes to Market

Book - 2017
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Join Baby and his doting mama at a bustling southwest Nigerian marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers.

Market is very crowded.
Mama is very busy.
Baby is very curious.
When Baby and Mama go to the market, Baby is so adorable that the banana seller gives him six bananas. Baby eats one and puts five in the basket, but Mama doesn't notice. As Mama and Baby wend their way through the stalls, cheeky Baby collects five oranges, four biscuits, three ears of sweet corn, two pieces of coconut . . . until Mama notices that her basket is getting very heavy! Poor Baby, she thinks, he must be very hungry by now! Rhythmic language, visual humor, and a bounty of delectable food make this a tale that is sure to whet little appetites for story time.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2017
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780763695705
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations
Additional Contributors: Brooksbank, Angela


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ArapahoeAnnaL May 13, 2019

The structure of the sentences and paragraphs repeat with variations throughout the book, as Mama and Baby journey through the outdoor market. The colorful, gorgeous illustrations support and enhance the story. The loving looks between Mama and Baby at the beginning and end set the joyful, sweet tone. Careful observation of each page pays off; there is so much of interest going on. For ages 3-7 years.

ArapahoeCarina May 30, 2018

A sweet story of an African mother and her baby at an African market shows us community, market, food and transport cultures. Beautiful illustrations!.

Apr 12, 2018

My 2 pre-schoolers both enjoyed this book. Well written and illustrated, my children were intrigued to see how "shopping" was done in another culture. My 3-year-old really enjoyed the simple subtraction that was occurring in the story line, and my 2-year-old was really intrigued by the way the people at the market were engaging with "baby" at the market. Highly recommend. Wish Brantford Library had more books by this author.

ArapahoeMary Jan 05, 2018

While Mama shops at the market, Baby, riding on her back, is given treats to eat by vendors in decreasing numbers: bananas, oranges, biscuits, and coconut. He puts the extras in the basket on Mama's head and only when they are ready to leave (Mama thinks Baby must be hungry!) does she notice the extra food. The repetitive, cumulative text will keep listeners entertained and anticipating, and the vibrant, detailed mixed-media illustrations are eye-catching and fun! A winner for storytime and one-on-one sharing.


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ArapahoeAnnaL May 13, 2019

Market is very crowded. Baby is very hot. Baby is so hot that Mr. Femi, the orange seller, gives Baby five juicy oranges. Baby grins. Baby sucks one orange...and puts four oranges in the basket Mama does not notice. She is busy buying homemade palm oil.

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