They say that music has the power to soothe the savage beast, but what about a baby? This collection of rhymes and songs offers pieces ranging from the traditional “Trot Trot to Boston” to Woody Guthrie’s “Jig Along Home.” Theo Heras, well-known children’s librarian and talented performer, shares ten favorite songs and rhymes and suggests how they can be used by parents and caregivers with babies and toddlers.
Vibrant illustrations by Jennifer Herbert narrate a day in the life of a baby and his quirky family. Young ones will enjoy spending time with them as they sing, clap, and bounce the day away.
Theo Heras has worked in libraries for over thirty years. She is now in the job she loves the best, the Children’s Literature Resource Collection Specialist at the Lillian H. Smith Branch of the Toronto Public Library. She is active in the children’s literature community as a book reviewer, children’s librarian, mother, grandmother, and singer. Her book reviews have appeared in School Library Journal, Quill & Quire, Resource Links, Children’s Book News, and Books in Canada. Her articles have appeared in Horn Book and CCL (Canadian Children’s Literature). She loves bringing children and books together.
Jennifer Herbert is noted for her keen sense of color and design. Her talent has been sought after by industries such as advertising, publishing, film, and fine art. Her lyrical paintings created for publications throughout North America are exhibited in various art galleries. Born in Bennington, Vermont, Jennifer now works out of Toronto.