I'm Not a Baby

I m not a baby Leo Leotardi insists, but his family just won t listen Leo doesn t want lumpy oatmeal Poopie, he says he wants waffles and syrup, like everyone else But what the family including Leo s older siblings don t seem to notice is that, while Leo may be the baby of the family, he isn t actually a baby any His bonnet is getting too tight, his clothe I m not a baby Leo Leotardi insists, but his family just won t listen Leo doesn t want lumpy oatmeal Poopie, he says he wants waffles and syrup, like everyone else But what the family including Leo s older siblings don t seem to notice is that, while Leo may be the baby of the family, he isn t actually a baby any His bonnet is getting too tight, his clothes are bursting at the seams, and he doesn t need to take naps Will the poor boy have to go to college wearing booties Victorian style illustrations and a hilarious tongue in cheek text are sure to captivate any kid who s sick of being called the baby.
I m Not a Baby I m not a baby Leo Leotardi insists but his family just won t listen Leo doesn t want lumpy oatmeal Poopie he says he wants waffles and syrup like everyone else But what the family including Leo s

  • Title: I'm Not a Baby
  • Author: Jill McElmurry
  • ISBN: 9780375836145
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “I'm Not a Baby”

    1. I dithered between three and four stars on this one. It's so silly but I kind of liked it ;-> The illustrations are a total hoot; I love the Victorian/Edwardian setting but with an almost cartoony essence and the little humorous things hiding in the illustrations--like the mom doing up a corset on the father (!) and another where it totally looks like she's holding a cup with a (muted) Starbucks logo!!! :-D I think the story is one kids could relate to because it highlights, in a wonderfully [...]

    2. This is one of THE funniest children's books we've ever read. Get on your library's website and request it now. The clever Victorian-ish styling with the stray modern element (Chuck Taylor's, laptops, Starbucks mug) and the darkly-comic details of a youngest child forced to wear baby attire his entire childhood is amazing. Sounds creepy but it's actually pretty amazing.

    3. Lots of humor in the illustrations. I can imagine someone who is the youngest in a family resonating with the refrain. Would like to try this with kids and see their reactions.

    4. This is a funny yet pretty realistic story of how it feels like to be the youngest of the family or "baby". The character has always been treated as a baby by his family even long after he stopped being a toddler. You see him grow up and experience new things that show his growth but is still babied, He repeats time and time again"I'm not a baby!" as he continues his journey through life yet no one else hears or sees what he says. Although he is independent and an adult because he is the last ch [...]

    5. This book was good. And weird.It reminded me of those pranks that you used to see onAmerica's Funniest Home Videos - you know where an adult man is in a baby stroller, and people go to check up on this baby, and they're in for a quite a surpriseIt was another good picture book.I'm not sure what the message is - maybe that if you're the baby of the family, you'll always be considered the baby of the family.Who knows.My kids most appreciated the names of the children: Lester, Lulu and Lila, and Le [...]

    6. This book was sort of humorous to me. it shows that the youngest in the family will always be considered a baby no matter how old they get. It also shows that if you want to be known as something else you have to work hard to break others beliefs. The pictures were nice and went well with the story. It was an alright story.

    7. The youngest in the Leotardi family (a boy named Leo) is just not allowed to grow up and he's not happy about that. He often asserts that, "I'm NOT a baby!" but no one will listen until he has a baby of his own.Dex (4yo) really enjoyed this story, often reading along with the "I'm NOT a baby!" parts.Fun illustrations.

    8. Mommy's review from 12/31/08 - Julia got this for Christmas and we both love it. We've read it every night so far and it's great for kids who aren't 'babies' any more! :)

    9. A funny book about an issue that many people have happen to them - the ignorance of family that you've grown-up.

    10. I had to read this book to my grandson probably 25 times while borrowing it from the library 3 or 4 times. It really appeals to a kid who wants to be grown up. Good for a 6 or 7 or 8 yr old maybe.

    11. Leo is growing up, but his family will not listen to him because he is the youngest of the family. I would use this book to talk about how everyone grows and the changes our body makes as we grow.

    12. I wasn't charmed by the images or the words. Fortunately, my second grade reading buddy enjoyed the story more.

    13. Remember this: No matter what will happen, you are always a baby to your parents. Even when you are old, you are still their child, and if you are their child, you are their baby. Quite simple.

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