written by Joyce Carol Thomas, illustrated by Nneka Bennett

Hardcover:
HarperCollins, 1999
ISBN 0-6940-1096-0

This book is out of print. Please request it at your local library.

...with perfect arms and perfect lips
and tiny fingers
and perfect hips.

In tender verse, National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Thomas celebrates all that's precious about a new baby. Nneka Bennett's gentle illustrations interpret each line of verse with love and care. You Are My Perfect Baby is the perfect warm welcome for newborns.

School Library Journal:

You Are My Perfect Baby celebrates an infant's "twinkling toes," "wiggly waist," and "tiny ears." The softly colored illustrations show an African-American child playing with toys, eating cereal, taking a bath, and walking with his mother's assistance.... These titles will fill the growing need for material for the very young.

Dawn Amsberry, formerly at Oakland Public Library, CA

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