Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Book Nook: A Baby's Guide to Surviving

Babies across the country rejoiced as Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, announced the February 2016 publication of the first two books in their Baby Survival Series: A Baby’s Guide to Surviving Dad and A Baby’s Guide to Surviving Mom, written by Benjamin Bird and illustrated by Tiago Americo.

The first ever “survival manuals” specifically created for babies and toddlers, A Baby’s Guide to Surviving Mom and A Baby’s Guide to Surviving Dad address a gaping hole in the marketplace.  With all the thousands of baby-raising resources available to adults, how do babies survive their parents? 

I had a chance to review a copy of A Baby's Guide to Surviving Dad, a tongue-in-cheek look at some of the "joys" of having a baby and the pitfalls that come - baths, changing, play, and sleep. The illustrations are cute, and it's a great gift for new parents - or experienced parents as well, who might need a little refresher the second time around!
About the Author
Benjamin Bird is one of the many secret identities of Donald Lemke, children’s book editor and all around renaissance man. Donnie has written dozens of all-age comics and children's books for Capstone, HarperCollins, Running Press, and more. Most recently he created the Wearable Books series with Bob Lentz as part of the Lemke & Lentz writing team.  The books in the series – Book-O-Beards, Book-O-Hats, Book-O-Teeth, and Book-O-Masks – have provided countless hours of Instagram fun around the world.  He lives in St. Paul, Minn. with his beautiful wife, Amy, toddling toddler, Cleo, and a not-so-golden retriever named Paulie.
About the Illustrator
Tiago Americo is a freelancer graphic designer and illustrator based in Montreal, Canada. Tiago graduated in Graphic Design at UTFPR, Brazil and then worked in the animation industry, receiving several awards for his animation short-movies Cafe La Rochelle and The Chance and the Butterfly. Since 2010, Tiago has worked as a full-time illustration artist, creating children's books, greeting cards, wall decalls, posters, and game concepts for clients in France, UK, USA, Canada, Belgium, Holland, Korea, and Brazil. He lives happily with his beloved wife, his dog, and a bunch of cool books!

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