MY SUNBEAM BABY by Emma Quay (ABC Books) •

My Sunbeam Baby

Emma Quay

ABC Books

See my bouncing baby, 
jigging on my knee.
Then snuggling for a story,
just baby, book and me.

A gorgeous new picture book about how much we love our babies, from Emma Quay, creator of the bestselling and award-winning Rudie Nudie.

ISBN + Info
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Author and illustrator notes
Drawing activity

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards, 2019 
Shortlisted Book, Birth to 3 Years category

This book was illustrated with the assistance of a residential fellowship at Varuna the National Writers’ House, NSW  

CBCA Book of the Year Awards, 2019
Notable Book, Picture Book Section

... gorgeous in every way...
— Gleebooks children's bookshop, November 2018
...wonderfully detailed artwork that both parents and children could spend ages poring over. MY SUNBEAM BABY would make a great present for expectant parents... the theme of a parent’s love will appeal to all ages.
✩✩✩✩ An excellent book
— Books+Publishing, October 2018
With beautiful rhyming verses and stunning illustrations that capture the special bond between a mother and her baby this book is an instant classic bedtime lullaby.
— Petitbookcorner, October 2018
I love the multitude of little babies... Each has its own personality shining through, showing that with all the diversity of babies, each is special in its own way. They are so adorable, you can’t help but fall in love with them!

This is such a charming book that will make for a special reading experience between parent and child. It would be a perfect gift for any new parent!
— Kids' Book Review, November 2018
I LOVE the illustrations. I’ve been a fan of Sydney illustrator Emma Quay since I discovered her cheeky Rudie Nudie story, but I think this book is her best yet. The pictures are divine. There’s sweet little babies on every page and my kids loved pointing out which babies were really them — my girls were particularly impressed to spot twins! And there were triplets too. This is the perfect baby shower gift, destined to become the last book before lights out, lulling little ones to sleep with sweet messages of love.
— Books Kids Love, October 2018
... gorgeous illustrations...
— Children's Books Daily, December 2018
The beautiful illustrations just light up the pages… It is an absolute delight and would make a perfect pressie for expectant parents. However the book will appeal to all ages with this theme of love and joy!

A beauty!
— Picture Book Book Club, October 2018
... unbelievably lovely in every way...
— Where the Wild Things Are Bookstore, November 2018

I’m so happy to show you My Sunbeam Baby, with its three hundred little babies. This was a very special project for me; I used every art material under the sun to pour lots of colour into the illustrations, and I have to admit I loved every minute of it!

MY SUNBEAM BABY by Emma Quay (ABC Books) - A book to cuddle your baby to -