Future Baby Series
Written by Lori Alexander | Illustrated by Allison Black for Scholastic | Summer/Fall 2019 | Board Book Series
Future Baby is an adorable new board book series that takes a playful peek into an assortment of powerful careers and shows little ones how their current skills match up with the job at hand. With Future Baby, babies can be anything! Click the image above for a video overview of the series by Scholastic editor Celia Lee with an exclusive inside peek of Future Astronaut. Future Engineer is the second book in the series, with Future President and Future Doctor to follow in 2020!
Future Astronaut - Ground Control to Major Baby: Could you be an astronaut?
Does baby have what it takes to become an astronaut? That's an affirmative, Houston! Discover all the ways baby already has what it takes to become an astronaut - from growing healthy teeth to eating from plastic packs to working in small spaces. Fun astronaut facts are included to help prepare little ones for takeoff!
This board book makes tongue-in-cheek comparisons between an astronaut's special skill set and a growing baby's….Even though all of the comparisons aren't exact, of course, they are adorable and sure to elicit a smile....All of the children and astronauts are diverse: refreshingly neither majority white-presenting nor majority male-presenting. Black's illustrations echo an animation aesthetic. The people have large eyes, the colors are bold, and the pages are uncluttered. Though babies aren't quite ready to blast off and leave their families behind, the story ends with a lovely picture of a sleeping baby dreaming of the "journey ahead."...Inclusive characters and appealing illustrations make this a fun and factual trip to space. (Kirkus May 2019)
Future Engineer - Flip a switch. Turn a gear. Could Baby be an engineer?
Engineers want to know how things work. And so does Baby! Does Baby have what it takes to become an engineer? That's a positive! Discover all the incredible ways that prove Baby already has what it takes to become an engineer in whatever field they choose, be it electrical, mechanical, civil, or more. Includes lots of fun engineer facts to help foster curiosity and empower little ones to keep trying . . . and learning!
In this book, Alexander highlights the unlikely similarities between babies and engineers. Like engineers, babies ask questions, enjoy building, and learn from their mistakes. Black’s bold, colorful illustrations feature diverse babies and both male-and female-presenting adult characters with a variety of skin tones and hair colors, effectively demonstrating that engineers can be any race or either gender….The story ends with a reassurance to the babies in the book that “We believe in you!” presumably implying that any child can be an engineer….[T]he book is visually stimulating, witty, and thoughtful. A book about engineering notable mostly for its illustrations of diverse characters. (Kirkus June 2019)
Future President - The president is the leader of our country. Baby was born to lead!
Does Baby have what it takes to become president? Baby has our vote! Discover all the incredible ways that prove Baby already has what it takes to become the leader of our country. With presidential facts to help foster curiosity and empower little ones to keep the peace, make a change . . . and lead the world!