I Was Born a Baby


Author: Meg Fleming


Illustrator: Brandon James Scott

*Signed Bookplate*

This irresistible read-aloud delivers catchy rhymes and bold, silly art about baby animals and the names they share.

I was born a kitten. I’m a little guppy.  

I’m a little pup, but people call me puppy.

No way, no how! That can't be true!

I'm a pup! I'm a pup! I'm a pup, too!

The romp begins when a kid says, "I was born a baby." Soon, all the other baby animals can’t help but share what they are called and what they grew up into! Readers will learn about owlettes, pufflings, and more. But when the chick, calf, cub, and the pup realize they share their names with several other species, they can’t believe it. “No way! No how! That can't be true!” becomes a catchy, energetic refrain readers will love chanting. The text invites readers to predict what the baby animal is by using context clues and checking the endpapers to see if they guessed right.

The strong rhythm and unexpected discoveries of the baby animal kingdom, plus deadpan humor and wonderfully expressive art will spark a conversation about names and nature and leave readers wanting to read it aloud again.