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Your Baby, Always

"Hold me close, our bond so deep. Your baby perfect, eat and sleep. Faces, voices, peek-a-boo. Your baby smiling, laugh and coo..."

A touching board book that shows the importance of building strong bonds between child and parent.  From the bestselling Love Baby Healthy series by pediatrician Dr. John Hutton and illustrator Leah Busch, this simple, rhyming book captures the joy and importance of this special time together. Key developmental milestones are shown in a dreamy, joyous way, highlighting this critical stage of development when children need loving, engaged grownups the most, reinforcing recommendations and encouraging parent-child bonding through reading and play.

*Also available in Spanish as Tu Bebé, Por Siempre.



"This sweet story captures all the major highlights of a child's first two years. The illustrations lend a dream-like quality to the narrative and capture the joy the parents feel when their child achieves a new milestone. Told from the perspective of the baby using rhyming text, this is a wonderful read aloud for parents and babies to share." - Sarah Carrier, Children's Librarian, Cincinnati Public Library
"Throughout the book, the important bond between parent and child is emphasized...[Your Baby, Always] would make a perfect book for a shower gift for a new family!" - Laura Shaver, www.thesimplemoms.com

About the Author: 

Dr. John Hutton is a pediatrician, clinical research fellow, and owner of the award-winning blue manatee children’s bookstore. His research foci are the effect of shared reading on brain development, general early and pediatric health literacy, and the health effects of electronic media on young children, as well as the importance of a solid foundation in words and play.


Publishing Info:

Publishing Date: September 2015
Publisher: blue manatee press
ISBN: 978-1-936669-35-6

About the Illustrator:

Leah Busch is an artist from Cincinnati, OH. She has held numerous positions in the arts, won numerous awards including for her Toast to Baby children’s book series, and taught extensively, and holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. www.LeahBusch.com



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Also available in Spanish: Tu bebé, por siempre

"Abrázame fuerte, nuestro lazo profundo he de sentir. Tu perfecto bebé, a comer y a dormir..."


Publishing Info

Publish date: February 7, 2017
Publisher: blue manatee press
ISBN: 978-1-936669-46-2