#BabyLove: My Toddler Life

Corine Dehghanpisheh


A curious toddler loves to play…especially with his mommy’s smartphone!

When Mommy finds him using her phone without permission, it’s the perfect teaching moment. Mommy reminds her little one that what matters most in life is time together filled with love and attention.

Her simple reminder: Put down our phones.

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I get where the author was headed with this: put your phone down and be together. It seems like this is more of a lesson for parents than for toddlers though… and maybe that’s the point? Teach the parent while they read to their kid?

It does seem like the mom in the story could use the lesson, as she’s on her phone throughout the first few pages. I guess they both learn the lesson by the end, so point made.

… I think I’m analyzing this story a bit too much.

Anyway, well-written. Age appropriate vocabulary. Rhyming works well in this one (it’s not forced! Hurrah!)

Illustrations

Beautiful artwork and excellent layout. Font choice is spot-on. Colors are bright and appealing.

Cover

Excellent layout and text treatment. Really lovely work overall. This is a good example of how big a book title should be when you’re designing for children. No matter how small the thumbnail is, the title is clearly legible. It’s not obscured by a busy background, and the font is fun and interesting (and it fits the story/book) without being too ornate. Corine has some solid design and illustration skills.

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About the Author: Corine Dehghanpisheh

Corine’s fourth book, #BabyLove: My Toddler Life is now available. It is the 2nd book in her #BabyLove Book Series. Her first book in the series, #BabyLove: My Social Life is the Next Generation Indie Book Award winner (Picture Books 0-5). Corine’s inspirations for writing and illustrating come from everyday life. When Corine is not busy being creative, she is most likely having fun taking pictures of her daughter and husband in Dallas, Texas. Her debut children’s book Can We Play Again? is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Silver Recipient and a Next Generation Indie Author Finalist. The inspiration for this book came from her work as a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in NYC.

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