By Sara Midda
In the Baby Book, the artist Sara Midda celebrates the joys of babyhood. She reinvents the traditional baby book as a delightfully practical album filled with unexpected touches. Here is a baby growing, baby eating, baby playing, and baby posing -- every page has a theme of baby's life and a jewel-like full-color border. I
The pages, illustrated with Midda's beguiling watercolors, prompt parents to remember the small moments and milestones, from choosing a name to a baby's early visitors, a family tree, smiles and personality, sleeping habits, experiences with feeding, favorite books and toys, early words, excursions, and more, up through the baby's first birthday and the parents' hopes and dreams for their child. Throughout the book there is lots of room for photos plus miniature pasted-in envelopes to store photographs and other important papers. The book is slipcased for gift-giving and safekeeping.