Thursday, September 29, 2016

Book Review and Giveaway: "Baby, Baby!" board book

As a blessed and doting aunt (including the newest expected Spring 2017!) I am always looking for ways to share the Gospel with them. I was given the opportunity to review a precious board book that appeals to a baby's interest in looking at other babies. 

"Baby, Baby!" is written by Diane Stortz and illustrated by Ailie Busby. It is told in a short rhyming poem, paired with adorable and bright illustrations. It introduces babies to God’s love for them. It makes a wonderful introductory concept book with the words paired with colorful images of babies engaging in familiar activities. It ends with the important reminder that Baby is always loved by God.

Always a favorite detail for me in looking at young children's books is the mirror activity, so I smiled when I saw this book includes this feature on the cover. The illustrations made me smile as a grown up and the bright colors make it such a fun board book for all ages, but especially to the wonderment of an infant. The message that Jesus loves the child reading the book is so important to share with the children in your life and I think this book shared the message so well. This book would also make a lovely baby shower gift.

About the author:

After more than twenty years in publishing as an editor and editorial director, Diane Stortz now writes best-selling books for children and adults. Her goal: making God’s wonders known to the next generation. Her books include I AM: 40 Reasons to Trust God, Words to Dream On: Bedtime Bible Stories and Prayers, and Say & Pray Bible (all Tommy Nelson); The Sweetest Story Bible and The Sweetest Story Bible for Toddlers (Zonderkidz); A Woman’s Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year (Bethany House); and Parents of Missionaries (IVP). Two books for babies and toddlers, Baby, Baby! (Worthy Kids-Ideals) and Say & Pray Devotions (Tommy Nelson) release in Fall 2016.
Diane blogs at She and her husband, Ed, a retired juvenile court probation officer, have two married daughters and four young grandchildren—all boys! When she’s not writing, Diane enjoys walking, gardening, and planning her next trip to visit her grandchildren.

About the illustrator:

Ailie Busby has been illustrating children’s books for children for more than 15 years. Her work has been published all over the world, including the UK, Italy, France, Korea, and the United States. Her many sources of inspiration include patterns, 1950’s children’s books, vintage finds—and, of course, her own children. Ailie lives in Newcastle, England, with her husband, two children, two cats, and their newest addition: Queenie, the Fox Terrier.

You can find out more information about the book, including how to purchase it here.


One of you will win a copy of "Baby, Baby!" (ARV $7.99).

To enter, please leave a comment below to let me know you would like to win. Giveaway closes Sunday,  October 2 at 5:00 pm CST. Open to US and Canada residents only. 

If you are not able to leave a comment on this blog post, please e-mail me at with "Giveaway Entry" in the subject line and that will count as your entry.

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 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

1 comment:

  1. I would LOVE to win! I have a grandbaby on the way and this would be perfect!