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Boss Baby
by Marla Frazee
Order:  USA  Can
Beach Lane, 2010 (2010)

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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Here's a picture book that first time parents will probably find quite amusing. Open the book and you'll discover a baby getting out of a taxi wearing a suit and tie and carrying a big suitcase.

'From the moment the baby arrived, it was obvious that he was the boss,' reads the text. 'He put Mom and Dad on a round-the-clock schedule with no time off.'

Setting up his office right smack-dab in the middle of the house Baby takes over. And, make no mistake about it, he wants things done his way. If they are not done to his satisfaction, he'll throw a fit.

Whether he's conducting family meetings in his bedroom, at the table, or in the middle of the night in front of his crib, the odd thing is no one really understands what Baby is saying. In fact,he makes sounds but doesn't really say much!

As boss, Baby is also entitled to plenty of perks. He expects to have his own spa, an executive gym, and private plane. He also expects his special drinks to be made to order at any time of the day or night.

When his demands begin to fall on deaf ears, Baby knows exactly how, like any good boss, to get the staff back on track. It is important to keep everyone in line because there's a household to run and, make no mistake, Baby is the boss!

Young children with a new brother or sister will enjoy this book as much as expectant parents. At first glance this is a funny book, but beware there's a lot of truth behind the humorous illustrations you find here.

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