Granite Baby by Lynne Bertrand. il Kevin Hawkes.
Melanie Kroupa Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux: NY, 2005.

Five larger than life sisters from New Hampshire try to satisfy a baby that the youngest sister made from granite. None of them have a clue, but a local girl with several siblings helps out. It is a tall tale to rival Paul Bunyan with extraordinary feats by all the sisters, giant-sized loving care, and some wild fancies at every turn. The use of granite is interesting particularly since the region is known for its granite and carvings, and there are geographical references, too. Not one of my favorite styles, but it is a fun read and similar to some of the other books Hawkes has illustrated. The best of the pictures are those with granite carvings.

related-babies, New Hampshire, tall tales, granite quarries
RL=1st=3rd, mostly read aloud pre-K to 1st

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