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April 27, 2015

The Boss Baby

The Boss BabyThe Boss Baby

By: Marla Frazee

The Boss Baby by Marla Frazee was named a Best Book of 2010 by School Library Journal. This picture book will appeal to children and parents of young children alike. The story describes the hostile takeover of a household by an unrelenting ‘boss baby.’ The baby arrives at the door wearing a suit–complete with tie and a button flap on the rear end–and quickly shows the adults of the household who is really in charge. The book comically details the similarities between a baby and an imperious boss. (Drinks made to order, calling meetings in the middle of the night, etc.) In the end, the ’employees’ are too tired to respond to the never-ending demands until the baby comes up with a new way of getting their attention. You’ll have to pick up the book to find out what new tactic the baby comes up with to regain control of the operation.

Marla Frazee is a two-time Caldecott Honor recipient, and it shows in the beautiful illustrations in this book.

Review By: Melissa Dragoo