This Book Is a Must-Add to Your Cub’s Summer Reading List

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While you’re on the hunt for some fresh summer reads don’t forget about your littlest bookworms! We are loving I Was Born a Baby for a fun new poolside, beachside or bedtime read, for ages 4-8. This clever book is STEM for the smallest set of readers, and kids will not only enjoy a new adventure but will learn the real names of baby animals—so cute!

If You Like These Stories, You’ll LOVE "I Was Born a Baby"

Llama Llama meets Chicka Chicka Boom Boom in this bold, funny, satisfying read aloud that presents all the names—and personalities—that baby animals share. 

Add I Was Born a Baby to your summer reading list!

Fun Fact

The author Meg Fleming was inspired to write this when her youngest child had an epiphany: "I was BORN a baby?". Ben had met babies but hadn't known he'd been one...


The Story

I was born a baby and grew into a kid…

Soon all the other baby animals can’t help but share what they are called and what they grew up into! Readers will learn about owlettes, pufflings and more. But when the chick, calf, cub and pup realize they share their names with several other species, they can’t believe it. “No way! No how! That can't be true!” becomes a catchy, energetic refrain readers will love chanting.

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Why We Love It

This fun book is also a guessing game! Kids can guess what the baby animal is by using context clues. They can even check the back of the book themselves to see if they guessed right.

I Was Born a Baby stood out to us with its unexpected discoveries of the baby animal kingdom, plus deadpan humor and wonderfully expressive art. It will spark a conversation about names and nature and leave kids wanting to read it aloud again and again.

Learn for yourself why this book is a winner—start reading today!

The Praise

Scott’s digitally rendered critters are wide-eyed and full of personality, and scenes vividly capture the absurdity afoot, echoing Fleming’s rhythmic prose, which emphasizes the silliness of language and introduces vocabulary-building terms.

   — Publishers Weekly


The Readerlink Picture Book of the Month for MAY 2022

A May/June 2022 Kids' Indie Next List Selection!


Bring I Was Born a Baby home to your pups today!


—Jamie Aderski


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