Author(s): Janet McLean
Let's Go, Baby-o! You and me! To the up, to the down and the turn around, to the wibble and the wobble, and the flip, flop hop. Then twist, twirl, whirrrl...When sleep-time is over, a little boy and his friend play action games, but in between they stop to look out the window. What do they see? Grandparents are digging in the garden, children are building a cubby house, the cat has her eye on the baby birds and the dogs have their eyes on the cat! Let's Go, Baby-o! is a fun-filled story for parents, grandparents, teachers and childcare educators to share with babies and young children. This book shows that learning language and playing games go together and will encourage the conversations between children and adults that are so important for children's development.
Janet McLean is an early childhood educator. She has a special interest in the development of language in young children, and would like to inspire confidence in new parents, grandparents, teachers and childcare educators as they help children develop communication and literacy skills. Andrew McLean is an artist who has taught painting, drawing and art, but is now a full-time painter and illustrator of children's books. Janet and Andrew McLean have created a number of popular and award-winning picture books together, including Hector and Maggie, Dog Tales, Cat's Whiskers and Josh. Many of the other books illustrated by Andrew have received awards from the Children's Book Council of Australia. My Dog, written by John Heffernan, won Book of the Year for Younger Readers; You'll Wake the Baby by Catherine Jinks, and A Year on Our Farm by Penny Matthews, won the Book of the Year award in the Early Childhood category.