It’s a Baby!

Book, Family, Nature & Science

It’s a Baby!

By: George Ancona
Publisher: E.P. Dutton, 1979
Age Level: 9-12
Language: English
ISBN: 0-525-32598-0


A baby is a new person, someone who hears, smells, feels, sleeps, and cries.

The new person in this book is Pablo, a baby boy. Follow him through the first twelve months of his life. Watch him learn to do more and more things for himself as he slowly starts to crawl, climb, and explore the world around him.

Here is a handsome read-aloud book that helps you understand the fascinating little person we call a baby. 




  • Junior Literary Guild Selection
  • ALA Notable Book


The author has recorded the first twelve months of his son Pablo’s life, from the baby’s first cry—when held in the doctor’s hands—through his first steps. A simple text printed in large, bold type explains the various ways in which the baby explores the world around him; exquisite black-and-white photographs show the bright-eyed infant engage in various activities; feeding at his mother’s breast, playing with toys, climbing stairs, or just sitting and grinning. The book is skillfully and carefully designed with imaginative sequences of photographs which are both humorous and informative. A joyful and entertaining chronicle.”
The Horn Book