Bye Bye Baby

1. Jacket cover
2. Front End Papers
3. Back End Papers
4. first Title Page
5. Interior spread five
6. Hippo
7. Giraffe

written by Richard Morris
Walker Books for Young Readers (September 1, 2009)

“A young preschooler’s fury at being displaced by his baby sister is the drama in this picture book, illustrated with pen, ink, watercolor, and gouache artwork that beautifully extends the intense emotions .…zoo visit is as much fun as the standoffs, and young children will recognize in Felix’s body language the jealousy, anger, and, finally, acceptance…” —Booklist

“Outstanding illustrations are done in pen, ink, watercolor, and gouache. The characters’ expressions and body language could tell this story alone, but wonderfully enhance the strong and simple text. A fine choice for a read-aloud or in a one-on-one setting…” —School Library Journal, starred review

“Clever endpapers show the before-and-after effects of the baby’s existence, and Day’s emotional watercolors drill home Felix’s disgruntlement…”—Kirkus Reviews

“Day…has an eye for those small but telling domestic moments, and he’s particularly good at bringing (to) life Felix’s unwavering affection for his beloved stuffed donkey Poncho.”—PW