Baby's First Words | Barefoot Books
Baby's First Words | An innovative first words book - starring a toddler and her 2 dads! | Barefoot Books

Baby's First Words 

Illustrated by Christiane Engel

Say "hello" to your new favorite first words book! Baby's First Words was designed by a child development expert to support the way babies naturally learn language - and to start conversations! Featuring a family with two dads, this pioneering board book encourages little ones to notice similarities and differences among families. Plus, you'll love searching for the silly woolly mammoth on every colorful page while learning 100+ words together! As unique as each and every family, Baby's First Words is a pure delight that you'll want to read together again and again. Also available in Spanish!

Ages 0 – 3
7 1/2 x 7¾ IN

$14.99 USD



Baby's First Words | Barefoot Books

A baby book for today's families

Colorful acrylic and digital collage illustrations depict a multiracial family with two dads, objects like cell phones and laptops, and an urban setting.

An engaging, innovative format

Tabs along the side of this sturdy board book feature picture icons to help the littlest book lovers identify favorite scenes and easily turn the pages. Toddlers will love searching for the silly woolly mammoth on every page!

Developed with expert input

The vocabulary was carefully selected with help from a child development specialist to reflect the earliest nouns, verbs, prepositions, adjectives and interjections children learn.

Baby's First Words | Barefoot Books

Christiane Engel is an award-winning artist. She has also illustrated the popular Barefoot Books singalong Knick Knack Paddy Whack. She lives in southeast England with her family.


Stefanie Paige Wieder, M.S.Ed, is Senior Director of Product at Barefoot Books and a child development expert with over 20 years of experience. She earned her dual master’s in Early Childhood General & Special Education / Infant & Parent Development & Early Intervention from the Bank Street Graduate School of Education and her B.A. from Harvard University.

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