Eat, Sleep, Poop
A hilarious book about the busy life of newborns—an Eat, Pray, Love for the pre-verbal set (and their parents)!
The new baby hasn’t been here very long, but already has a busy schedule:
and, of course, poop!
This tender look at life inside and outside of the crib from a baby’s-eye view is the perfect present for new parents and siblings-to-be.
A Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Best Books for Babies selection
"I haven't been here very long," says a peach-skinned, towheaded infant. "But I already have a rigorous schedule" one neatly summed up in this book's title (which it shares with a 2010 parenting book by Scott W. Cohen). Penfold, a literary agent making her children's book debut, gives her young narrator the offhand but pointed tone of a busy adult professional. "It's a lot to fit in a single day, but I manage," the infant notes in a perfectly world-weary humblebrag, adding that on particularly busy days, "I have to cut back... on the sleep." One suspects that adults are the real target market (expect to see this book turn up at a lot of baby showers), but even if actual children miss the wry subtlety of the text, Massey (Lucy and Henry Are Twins) has them covered: her genial cartooning finds ample visual variation in the title's three verbs (or are they imperatives?) while charting developmental leaps. Besides, the sight of someone sniffing a baby's bottom and/or quickly handing off said bottom to someone else is a joke with universal appeal. Ages 2 5.