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|Big Bad Baby|
Author: Hale, Bruce
When Sweet Little Sammy suddenly turns into Big Bad Baby, nothing can stop his misbehavior--or that of his evil hench-dog, Boris--except, perhaps, his mother, armed with his favorite blue blanky.
Kirkus Reviews (04/01/14)
School Library Journal (05/01/14)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (A) (00/10/14)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 05/01/2014 PreS-Gr 2—Sweet Little Sammy is having a bad day, and no one knows exactly why. After chasing the cat and "redecorating" the kitchen and bedroom wall, he needs bigger badness to satisfy him. A Monster Machine transforms him into Big Bad Baby, whose BURP uproots trees and overturns cars. He strides down the highway, picking up trucks, drawing on the sides of buildings, and making a stinky mess in his diaper. Police, firemen, and even librarians are powerless to stop him. His resourceful mother follows on a bicycle and is aboard one of the helicopters that drops his giant blue blanky over him. Big Bad Baby becomes—at least outwardly—his own sweet self again. His mother snuggles him in her arms and says, "Big bad babies need love too." This is fortunate because the last page shows Sammy with a maniacal gleam in his eyes, planning to take over the world. Cartoon artwork done in watercolors and colored pencil capture the havoc the giant baby causes, and the expansive spreads are filled with humorous details.—Mary Jean Smith, formerly at Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.