Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke


illustrated by Angela Brooksbank
Publication Date: 04 April 2019
Binding: Board Book
ISBN: 9781406385281
Age: 0 years, 6 months +
Format: 182mm x 161mm
Extent: 26 pages



Join Baby and his mama at the bustling marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers.

When Baby and Mama go to market, baby is so adorable that the banana seller gives him six bananas. Baby eats one and puts five in the basket, but Mama doesn’t notice. As Mama and Baby wind their way through the market stalls, cheeky Baby collects five juicy oranges, four sugary chin-chin biscuits, three roasted sweetcorn, two pieces of coconut … until Mama notices that her basket is getting very heavy. Poor Baby, she thinks – he must be very hungry by now!

Now in baby-friendly board book format, rhythmic language, visual humour and a bounty of delectable food make this a tale that is sure to whet little appetites for story time.

  • “The hustle and bustle of the noisy, crowded market is vividly evoked by the
    colourful illustrations of African-print fabrics and mouth-watering food that burst from every page” BookTrust
  • A Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book, Commended for the New York Public
    Library Best Books for Kids List and Commended for the ALA Notable Children’s
  • With a newly revised abridged text perfect for babies.
  • Look out for: B is for Baby, also by Atinuke and illustrated by Angela Brooksbank.


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