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Children’s Hour: Good Baby, Bad Baby


Children’s Hour is a feature posted every Thursday here at Lucybird’s Book Blog. Children’s Hour is my time for reviewing children’s picture books. In my job in a nursery I encounter lots of children’s books, and these are the books I use for Children’s Hour.

You can find links to past Children’s Hour posts here.

I’d love to hear everybody’s experiences of the books I review too, and feel free to post me a link to your own reviews, I’d love to make this a bit interactive.

The image (if you were wondering) is taken from Shirley’s Hughes’ Alfie and Annie-Rose books which I loved as a child.

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The kids love Good Baby, Bad Baby and so do I.

It’s actually two stories in one book. One story is all about good baby

“Good baby is so incredibly good, she always does everything just as she should.”

And the other is all about bad baby

“When she wakes from her nap with a scowl and a moan, ‘Oh no! It’s Bad Baby!’ you’ll hear us all groan”

and chronicles what they do all day, good baby of course is perfect, whilst bad baby can do nothing right. Both stories have a nice rhyme to them, and it’s easy to put lots of expression in. Our favourite is bad baby, she’s so much more entertaining than good baby!

Good Baby, Bad Baby is no longer in print but you an order it new or used:

Paperback- new (from £0.48)

Paperback -used (from £0.01)

Hardback- used (from £0.34)

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