Little Baby Buttercup

Linda Ashman

Book - 2015

A mother and baby have fun spending the day together as they play, work in the garden, visit the park, and more.

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Subjects
Genres
Stories in rhyme
Picture books
Published
New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) [2015]
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN
9780399167638
0399167633
Main Author
Linda Ashman (-)
Other Authors
You Byun (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Many playful rhyming couplets drive Ashman's story, which captures the special, loving relationship between parent and toddler during one inquisitive day full of discovery and fun. The bouncing, enthusiastic toddler depicted in Byun's ink-and-watercolor illustrations perfectly matches Ashman's jaunty, rhythmic lines as Buttercup and her mommy play in the garden, eat a meal, romp on the playground, escape into a coffee shop during a sudden rainstorm to share a treat, and then head back home for cozy cuddles. Little ones will easily relate to many of Buttercup's moments, from messily eating in the high chair ("Hand, mouth, cheek, hair— / some to eat, some to wear") to taking a spill on the lawn ("Wobbly baby, / toddling fast. / Oops—a tumble on the grass"). This cozy title is a treat to read aloud for little ears, and a great fit for bedtime. Pair with Carole Gerber's Tuck-in Time (2014) for another story about unconditional love in both big and small moments. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Ashman (Rain!) and Byun (Dream Friends) follow their eponymous heroine (who is actually a toddler) and her mother from wake-up to nighttime, eschewing any big highs or lows in favor of letting simple, endearing incidents accumulate. Sunny, digitally enhanced, watercolor-and-ink drawings show a round-faced girl with rosy cheeks and a ready smile as she turns a pancake into a hat, spots a bluebird, and rambles throughout the playground. Her mother, a steady presence, contentedly catalogues her daughter's activities: "Spy a squirrel./ Pet a pooch/ Oh—a soggy doggy smooch!" Spraying Mom with a garden hose is the most serious transgression, and a skinned hand is quickly bandaged and kissed. Those seeking a little more pep and zip may not make it to the closing scene of Buttercup and her mother dozing on the couch. But it's also easy to imagine how these pages could become a go-to source of calm and comfort. Ashman and Byun make a case that in both noticing and being noticed, we are loved and lucky. Up to age 2. Author's agent: Jennifer Mattson, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Jan.) [Page ]. Copyright 2014 PWxyz LLC

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-K—A mother narrates a day's events to her toddler, from home tasks to a park outing. The pair enjoys mischief with a hose, a baked treat, and animal watching. Ashman deftly integrates rich vocabulary ("topple, "soggy," "journey") into her couplets. Byun's cartoons are paint-brushed ink on watercolor and have been digitally manipulated. The soft colors and spare details suit the intended young audience who nevertheless may not keep attentive for the entire tale.—Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA [Page 94]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A mother and baby have fun spending the day together as they play, work in the garden, visit the park, and more.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A mother and baby have fun spending the day together as they play, work in the garden, visit the park and more. By the author of more than 25 picture books, including Rain!

Review by Publisher Summary 3

In this delightful love letter to a growing child, Linda Ashman and You Byun celebrate the magic of those fleeting days of early childhood. Their lively read-aloud shows the delight to be found in the world of a toddler. Every day brings new milestones and adventure&;and little Buttercup is eager to reach out and experience it all, while her mother is always eager to reach out with a hug. Rhyming text captures a mother and baby's joy in their shared time, and charming paintings make all the moments&;both quiet and boisterous&;shine.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

In this delightful love letter to a growing child, Linda Ashman and You Byun celebrate the magic of those fleeting days of early childhood. Their lively read-aloud shows the delight to be found in the world of a toddler. Every day brings new milestones and adventure—and little Buttercup is eager to reach out and experience it all, while her mother is always eager to reach out with a hug. Rhyming text captures a mother and baby's joy in their shared time, and charming paintings make all the moments—both quiet and boisterous—shine.