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The Wriggly, Wriggly Baby

Written by Jessica Clerk

Illustrated by Laura Rankin


What do those wriggly babies want? We’ve got the answer. 

You lay her in the crib, and boom! She’s climbing the walls. You put him on the blanket, and whoosh! He’s in the next room. Everyone knows a little one who’s always on the move. But maybe there’s more to it than just high spirits and energy. Maybe that baby’s ready for adventure...

In The Wriggly, Wriggly Baby, Jessica Clerk and Laura Rankin imagine the journey of every wriggly child’s dreams. Down the banister and out the door... past the park and through the zoo... to the diner, the city, the circus, the shore... with Mom and Dad always one step behind. But at the end of the day, there’s only one place every baby wants to be: home.

With its snappy rhyming text and lively, colorful illustrations, The Wriggly, Wriggly Baby is the perfect book for new babies and their big brothers and sisters alike.


Reviews and Awards

“With lots of nonsense words and continuous bursts of energy, this text follows the activities of one happy-go-lucky baby who can't stay still.… While the rhyming text sets a rollicking pace, it's really the vividness and fullness of the illustrations that keep the story moving. The pen-and-ink and acrylic drawings bubble with joy. Bright, clean light permeates each page while the scenes come alive through detail and playful characterization.… The book provides readers the vicarious pleasure of joining such a whimsical journey.” – School Library Journal

“A wriggly baby manages to wriggle right past his parents and into the middle of an exciting rhyming adventure.… Ink and acrylic illustrations accompany this fanciful story; the rosy-cheeked youngster and expressive animals will make it a favorite and the bouncy rhythm is sure to have readers wriggling with pleasure.” – Kirkus Reviews


Purchase Options
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Summer 2002
Picture Book
ISBN: 0-590-96067-9
Price: $16.95/$23.99
Trim Size: 10" x 8 1/2"
Page Count: 32
Foreign Rights: Scholastic
Translation Rights: Scholastic
Rights Available? yes