Learn over 100 early vocabulary words with a toothy toddler and her two dads! Cheerful acrylic illustrations and digital collage artwork will keep little eyes glued to the pages, searching for the silly woolly mammoth on each one. Designed to support babies' natural pattern of language development, this first word book for the modern world reflects the earliest nouns, verbs, prepositions, adjectives and interjections that children learn to say. This new edition features a smaller trim size, just right for little hands--and a lower price, just right for savvy caregivers. Also available in bilingual Spanish-English and Spanish-only editions.
Age Range:Ages 0-3 years
Awards & Accolades
Included in Family Equality Council’s Book Nook, 2017
Top 10 Pick, ALA Rainbow Book List, 2018
CCBC’s Best-of-the-Year List, 2018
50 Must-Read Board Books for Babies, BookRiot, 2018
2017 Bilingual Children’s Books, A Fuse #8 Production, 2017
Bunches of Board Books, Waking Brain Cells, 2017
Marking the Rise of the Almighty Board Book, A Fuse #8 Production, 2017
Celebrating Small Publishers: An Array of Remarkable 2017 Titles From the Smallest Houses, A Fuse #8 Production, 2017
"A solid, attractive vocabulary builder" — Kirkus Reviews
"Offers engagement, affirmation, and delight, showing a mixed-race, gay-parented family" – CCBlogC
"Christiane Engel’s illustrations are fabulous...with a kaleidoscope of colours matched to easy on the eye layers of detail that make for lots of talking points" – Books My Toddler Loves
"Baby’s First Words foi criado por um especialista em desenvolvimento infantil para apoiar o modo como os bebês aprendem naturalmente a língua – e para iniciar conversas e compreender o seu filho. [Baby’s First Words was created by a child development specialist to support the way babies naturally learn a language – and to start conversations and understand your child.]" – Gaby No Canadá
About the Contributors
Written by - Stella Blackstone
Award-winning author Stella Blackstone has written many of Barefoot's best-selling titles, including the Bear series and the Cleo the Cat series. She has been writing for children for over twenty years. Stella lives in Somerset, UK.
Written by - Sunny Scribens
Sunny Scribens was born and raised outside Nashville, TN, and holds an M.A. in Classics from the University of Texas. She has written numerous titles for Barefoot Books, including several under the name Kate DePalma.
Illustrated by - Christiane Engel
Christiane Engel is an award-winning artist from northern Germany. She currently lives and works in England with her family and has illustrated several children’s books.