A Book of Babies

from Knopf Publishing


  • A Gift for Mama
  • A Book of Babies
  • The Invisible Boy


  • Quality

  • Read-it-Again Score

  • Fun-and-Learning

  • A Book of Babies published by Knopf Publishing
  • Written by: Il Sung Na
  • Illustrated by: Il Sung Na
  • We recommend this book for kids ages Birth and up


Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

Spring is the time when everything seems to be bursting with new life, and this book presents many different animals and facts about their babies. For example, ducklings are noisy, zebra babies can walk right away but lion cubs need help, and kangaroo babies are carried in their mommy's pouch.

Is It Fun?

This is a classic study of animals and their babies but the contemporary artwork by Korean illustrator Il Sung Na makes it feel very current. The lyrical text is perfect for reading aloud and the illustrations are so brilliant that there is something new to discover with every reading.

Who It’s For

All ages will love this book and it is perfect for baby showers, Easter baskets or just about any time.

What To Be Aware Of

The hardcover version is strongly recommended to fully appreciate the illustrations.