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A Book of Adorableness



28 Pages, 7 x 7

Board Book, $7.99 (US $7.99) (CA $10.99)

Publication Date: September 2019

ISBN 9780807555996

Rights: WOR

Albert Whitman & Company (Sep 2019)

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This adorable selection of baby animals comes nowhere close to your own baby's adorableness!

When it comes to new babies, friends, or other special people in your life, it's very important to let them know just how adorable they are. But are they cuter than a piglet in a sweater? A basket of baby chicks? An elephant calf taking a bath? Sweet, irreverent, but above all cute, this book is perfect for cuddling or gift-giving.


"A refreshing alternative to hypersentimental entries in the 'I love you more than anything!' genre: sincere without being goopy." —Kirkus Reviews "Pass on by that copy of On the Day You Were Born and tuck this into a shower gift instead." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "This offering succeeds at both of its gambits: one look at each old-fashionedly guileless animal will inspire the 'Aw…' reflex, and the modernese-tinged narration is somehow genuinely heartwarming." —The Horn Book Guide

Author Biography

Lori Haskins Houran is the author of more than twenty books for kids, including How to Spy on a Shark and Warts and All. She lives in Massachusetts. Sydney Hanson was raised in Minnesota next to numerous pets and brothers. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time outside with her Labrador retriever Cash.