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Miles and me on Rosh Hashanah.

Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. >Wow. Complete cutie pie. What books does he like?

  2. Roger Sutton says:

    >Well, he's really liking the new Tom Rob Smith Secret Speech and the latest Sophie Kinsella . . . .oh the baby. We brought him a bunch of books, but the one that seems to work best for him at 3 months is Art for Baby, an oh-so-chic oversized board book from Candlewick of black-and-white images from contemporary art (Keith Haring, Bridget Reilly, etc.) He was magnetized by this one line drawing of an almost full-sized face of a dot-eyed woman with long hair. I'm sorry I don't remember the artist. The more abstract images in the book didn't do a whole lot for him, but I was amazed at the connection he clearly made to a stylized representation of a human face. Do we arrive with that built in?

  3. >I really thought no one could compete with my baby, but that little peanut comes close. Mazel tov!

  4. Jennifer Schultz says:

    >Miles is adorable. What a cutie! Congratulations.

    Yes-we're born with a fascination for faces. There's been some fantastic research on babies and faces. There was a study in which researches arranged three dots into the shape of a face, and babies liked looking at that arrangement over the other arrangements of the three dots.

    There's a very cute series of board books called Busy Books…(Busy Pandas, Busy Kitties, Busy Chickens, etc). Color photographs of adorable animals and very simple text.

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  6. says:

    >I have to say it. There is no other way.



  7. melanie hope greenberg says:

    >Happy New Year back to you!

    OMG, what a cutie! 🙂

  8. Mayra Lazara Dole says:

    >Que lindo!

  9. >What a sweetie-baby! Those eyes — babies' eyes get me every time. And he has such expressive-looking eyebrows. He must be an absolute delight to the whole family.

    Thanks for sharing!

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