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Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee (Board Book) - image 1 of 1
Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee (Board Book) - image 1 of 1
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About the Book

Now in a board book edition, this exuberant bestseller by the Academy Award]-nominated director and his wife explodes with all the energy of childhood and concludes with the patience, understanding, and unconditional love of a parent.

Book Synopsis

From moments fussy to fond, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee and his wife, producer Tonya Lewis Lee, present a behind-the-scenes look at the chills, spills, and unequivocal thrills of bringing up baby!

Go back to bed,
baby, please, baby, please.
Not on your HEAD
baby baby baby, please!

Vivid illustrations from celebrated artist Kadir Nelson evoke toddlerhood from sandbox to high chair to crib, and families everywhere will delight in sharing these exuberant moments again and again.

About The Author

Spike Lee is one of the most prominent and influential media figures today. His films include the critically acclaimed School Daze; Academy Award nominee Do the Right Thing; Malcolm X; Clockers; and 25th Hour. Born in Atlanta, Spike attended Morehouse College and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where he earned his master of fine arts degree in film production. Spike and his wife are the authors of Please, Baby, Please, their first picture book with Simon & Schuster. They live in New York City with their two children.

Tonya Lewis Lee is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Virginia School of Law. As a children's television producer she has worked with Disney, Nickelodeon, and Noggin/The N, where she was the executive producer of the award-winning documentary I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education and the critically acclaimed miniseries Miracle's Boys. She is also the author of Gotham Diaries, her first novel.

Kadir Nelson is an award-winning American artist whose works have been exhibited in major national and international publications, institutions, art galleries, and museums. Nelson's work has won the Coretta Scott King Award, the Robert F. Sibert Award, two Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Awards, and the 2005 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. His beloved, award-winning, and bestselling picture books include We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball; Thunder Rose, written by Jerdine Nolen; Ellington Was Not a Street, written by Ntozake Shange; Salt in His Shoes, written by Deloris Jordan and Roslyn M. Jordan; and many more. Kadir lives in Los Angeles.

Dimensions (Overall): 5.9 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .65 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Humorous Stories, Family / Parents
Publisher: Little Simon
Format: Board Book
Author: Spike Lee
Language: English
Street Date: September 18, 2007
TCIN: 11340497
UPC: 9781416949114
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-0588
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 6 inches length x 6 inches width x 0.75 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.7 pounds
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews
100% would recommend
7 recommendations

Favorite book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
KS - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
A favorite in our household. I think my son loves how many times the word “baby” is repeated.
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flowing baby baby

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
saraShalelee9 - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
I used to read this book to my kids. I like that it was spike Lee and wife thats cool. also I like that its a board book it's easy to use. more so I can't wait to share with students at my job.
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One of mine and my daughters favorites!

5 out of 5 stars
HappyMom - 3 years ago
Some of the illustrations is from a small child's point of view and are utterly captivating. the Prose is soothing and simple. We were lucky enough to have a great big copy - it was 12 X 12 (this was back in 2005-2008 era). If you can ever get your hands on that extra large version, the child is almost life size in some illustrations. I highly highly recommend it. great for reading and doing Baby Signing (a simplified version of sign language.)
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Belizeangyal - 3 years ago
I love this book. It is a classic that every baby should have in their early start library.
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Great book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Klo - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
I love this book! The character’s actions are spot-on with how my toddler acts (and as a parent, I also say please baby baby please just like the book). The illustrations are wonderful.
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Collier719 - 7 years ago
Love this simple story and beautiful illustration.
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Really cute book!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Nahawtho14 - 8 years ago, Verified purchaser
The story was short & sweet but very nice along the way. Liked the illustrations & the fact that the main character seems to get in to everything all the time, just like babies tend to do! Nice addition to my baby's library.
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Daughter's fav

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Riverf01 - 10 years ago
Read this book to my 2 year old using funny voices. Guaranteed to make her giggle and laugh. Purchased again for son at double the price I paid 6 years ago!!!! Nevertheless, we can't wait to hear his baby giggles!!!
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