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Welcome, Precious

by Grimes, Nikki.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 13 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB GRIMES Nikki
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CLP - Hill District Children's Picture Books j Fic Grimes,
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CLP - Sheraden Children's Picture Books j Fic Grimes,
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books j Fic Grimes,
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CLP - Woods Run Children's Picture Books j Fic Grimes,
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Summary
Literary award winners Nikki Grimes and Bryan Collier celebrate life, love, and family with this gorgeous new picture book.

"Welcome, Precious. Welcome to the warm circle of your daddy's arms, the slippery kisses of your giddy grandmother, and the cool tickle of Mommy's nose rubbing against your belly button."

Lulling, poetic text and captivating illustrations welcome a new baby to the wonders of the world, from peanut butter to moonlight. A perfect gift for expecting parents, big brothers- and sisters-to-be, or anyone who wishes to remember life's first magical moments.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The miracle of birth is lovingly and eloquently on display in this joyous picture book. An African American family has a new baby and wonders await: Welcome to the silk of grass, / the satin of rose petals, / and the squish of sand between your toes. / Welcome to rain-swept earth and spiced cider on the wind. There are more down-to-earth pleasures as well: the sticky joy of peanut butter, the squeaky surprise of a yellow ducky. Most important, the newborn is loved by parents and family. Collier's watercolors (accented with collage) are sturdy; this baby's family seems very real. But in some pictures there's a shimmer of stardust or the glow of rainbows that captures how transcendent the arrival of a new baby really is. Adults will certainly read this aloud to help children understand the feelings surrounding their arrival, but perhaps parents themselves are the book's most natural audience; it articulates so much that they are feeling but not quite able to say. Pair with Robie Harris' Happy Birth Day (1996). --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "An African-American couple exults in their baby, celebrating all the sights, sounds and snuggles that "Precious" (whose gender is not specified) experiences over the course of a busy day. Grimes's (Jazmin's Notebook) lilting text sensualizes the quotidian and domestic: a visit to the park welcomes Precious to "rain-swept earth/ and spiced cider on the wind," as well as "the cool delight/ of ice cream,/ the sticky joy of peanut butter,/ and the hint of honey/ in chocolate fudge." Back at home, baby lavishes in "the warm circle/ of your daddy's arms,/ the slippery kisses/ of your giddy grandmother,/ and the cool tickle/ of Mommy's nose/ rubbing against your/ belly button." Grimes's elevated language finds its visual counterpart in the intense, at times almost surreal colors of Collier's (Martin's Big Words) large-scale watercolor and collage pictures (the bronze highlights he uses for his characters' skin are positively luminous), while his photographic rendering style anchors the compositions in the real world. And the bond between parents and child emanate from each composition. The book's visual and verbal poetry, however impressive, will be largely lost on the very young. One suspects the real audience is identical to its main characters: utterly besotted adults. Ages 6 mos.-3 yrs. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Babies -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Orchard Books,2006
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Collier, Bryan.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780439557023
043955702X
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