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The First Artful Baby Book
am 11. Mai 2004
Unlike Ms. Geddes's other works, this one is designed to create the history of your child's first five years. It is not a book of baby photography although it certainly contains some.
I usually don't enjoy looking at baby books because they are so poorly designed and produced. But I look at them anyway because they contain the first lock of hair, the first little footprint, photographs lying on a rug, and other precious momentos that are so rewarding. Ms. Geddes has overcome the traditional baby book weaknesses by combining her trademark "organic" photographs of babies (in animal, insect, and flower costumes) with a nice design to create a truly beautiful book to record a young person's first five years. The book does have a major drawback in that too few pages are allowed in many sections to capture all of the momentos (such as photographs) that you will want to keep.
Most of the images in the book seem to be taken from Down in the Garden, her best book, so you should fall in love with the illustrations. These images are small and secondary to the book's function so I will omit my usual list of favorites.
The sections in the book include:
My Birth; Momentos; Newspaper Clippings; Comments; Visitors and Gifts; Signs; Names; Family Tree; 3, 6, and 9 Month Highlights; Milestones; Food; 1st Christmas; 1st Vacation; First through Fifth Birthdays; Clothes; Best Friends; Pre-School; Kindergarten; Drawings; Writing; Health; Height; Weight; Teeth; Tooth Fairy; Hands and Feet Prints; Birth Month Flowers and Stones.
I think the way to evaluate this book is to imagine that you are now about to start living on your own. What would you think of the parents who bought and lovingly filled in such a delightful book for you?
Since you cannot hope to put enough photographs into this book, I suggest that you make a separate scrap book for special photographs of your child.
This book would be a great gift to expecting parents.
I suggest that you consider making a similar book for your parents (at any age) that captures your recollections and momentos of them in a way that they would enjoy.
Make life more beautiful for everyone!