A Baby Like You
HMH Books
for Young Readers
November 2019
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Hardcover ISBN
  A Baby Like You

About the Book

Sibert Medalist Catherine Thimmesh connects babies across our ecosystem with compelling photographs and a poetic text that shows how the everyday milestones babies take parallel animals in the world. Rounded corners and sturdy paper make this the perfect baby shower gift! For fans of Zooborns.

Whether it’s a first step or a first bath, all babies celebrate milestones as they grow. Connecting adorable babies across our ecosystem—from polar bear cubs, giraffe calves, and zebra colts to human babies—Sibert Medalist Catherine Thimmesh shows how we are more similar than we know.


“Babies love babies. Babies love animals. Babies love learning about the world. This irresistible book has it all.” (School Library Journal, starred review)

“The informational asides about animals are concise and high interest…The photography is gorgeous, with fuzzy, adorable animal babies and diverse, equally cute human ones… [Preschoolers] will love it.”(Kirkus)

“[T]he photos of adorable baby animals and diverse infant humans are certainly eye-catching…Sibert-medalist Thimmesh offers much to engage a wide audience.” (Booklist)

Awards and Honors

Amazon’s Best Children’s Book of November
Amazon #1 New Release

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