The Baby Tree

Author(s): Sophie Blackall

Picture Books

Cleverly revealing the basics of reproduction in an age-appropriate way, award-winning Sophie Blackall has created a beautiful picture book full of playful details to amuse and engage readers. Sooner or later, every child will ask, "Where do babies come from? "Answering this question has never been this easy or entertaining! Join a curious little boy who asks everyone from his babysitter to the mailman, getting all sorts of funny answers along the way, before his parents gently set him straight.


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"Engaging illustrations. . . . Each response to the question stimulates the boy's imagination as revealed in the pictures. . . . 'Answering the Question "Where Do Babies Come From?"' concludes the book and contains age-appropriate responses. An appealing book for children preparing to welcome a new baby or who are simply curious."--Booklist

Sophie Blackall ( is the illustrator of several award-winning picture books, including "Meet Wild Boars" by Meg Rosoff, "Pecan Pie Baby "by Jacqueline Woodson, "Big Red Lollipop" (by Rukhsana Khan), and the Ivy and Bean books by Annie Barrows. Her many honors include a "BCCB" Blue Ribbon, Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, Society of Illustrators Founders Award, "Publishers Weekly" Best Children's Book, "Book Sense" 76 Pick, and "New York Times" Top Ten Picture Book. Her artwork has also appeared in murals as part of the New York City MTA's "Arts for Transit" program. Previously she has had jobs in a shoe shop and a robot factory. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

General Fields

  • : 9780399257186
  • : Penguin Putnam Inc
  • : Penguin Putnam Inc
  • : January 2014
  • : 279mm X 216mm X 13mm
  • : United States
  • : July 2014
  • : books

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  • : Sophie Blackall
  • : Hardback
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  • : Sophie Blackall
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  • : illustrations