This Is the Way a Baby Rides
This Is the Way a Baby Rides
By Susan Meyers
Illustrator Hiroe Nakata
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2005
  • Price: $15.95
  • Trim Size: 9 x 9
  • ISBN: 978-0-8109-5763-3
  • EAN: 9780810957633
  • Page Count: 40
  • Illustrations: 40 pages of full-color illustrations, 9 x 9, 40 pages, 9x9"
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World English

A beautifully illustrated celebration of the many things babies can do from a talented author and illustrator team, Susan Meyers and Hiroe Nakata.

Whether two-legged or four-legged, babies have a lot in common. They run, hide, jump, tumble, tug, cry, munch, and snooze, as babies of all kinds do on the pages of this heart-warming book.

On a bright afternoon, Mommy, Daddy, and Baby have a picnic. Nearby, animal families go about their own, very similar activities. Baby gets a piggyback ride…and so do the baby possums. Baby cries out for lunch…and so does a baby bird. Baby splashes in a stream…and so does a baby otter.

Sun-kissed illustrations and a lyrical story, filled with animals to name and sounds to repeat, capture a perfect day out and celebrate the universal, common everyday things babies can do.

About the author

Susan Meyers grew up in the country, where she felt a strong sense of kinship with the animals of the woods and fields. She hopes this book will help children recognize that kinship, too. Susan is also the author of Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! ,illustrated by David Walker.

Hiroe Nakata was born and raised in Japan and moved to the United States when she was sixteen. When she was young, her father took the family on many picnics in a yellow hatchback, like the one in this book. And like the baby in this book, she liked to take after lunch naps on her father’s belly. Hiroe has illustrated many books for children, including Got to Dance by M.C. Helldorfer. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband.