Saturday, December 17, 2016

Kid Konnection: #BabyLove: My Toddler Life by Corine Dehghanpisheh (Review)

With a hashtag in its title, this book deals with a topic that the Millennial mom will appreciate.

Book Details:

Title: #BabyLove: My Toddler Life by Corine Dehghanpisheh
ISBN: 978-0997898507Published by My Art to Inspire
Published Sept 20, 2016
Softcover, 40 pages
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

In #BabyLove: My Toddler Life, a new children’s picture book by 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.

#BabyLove: My Toddler Life is the second book in Corine’s #BabyLove Book Series. The first book in the series, #BabyLove: My Social Life, won the Next Generation Indie Book Award for Picture Books 0-5.

Buy the Book: Amazon

My Review
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

With a hashtag in its title, this book deals with a topic that the Millennial mom will appreciate. Parenting in the age of technology. Narrated from the point of view of the child, this book shows a close relationship between a mom and her toddler as they spend their day together in activities such as reading, painting and playing. In addition, the mom takes pics of these activities and they share it online with friends.

But, the child is curious and when mommy isn't looking, he takes the phone and starts to play with it. When the mom discovers this, she makes him understand that the phone belongs to her and is not for play. Then she puts him on her lap and looks through the pics on her phone at the memories they've made together. Finally, they put the phone down and play together.

The message is clear. Spending time together with your child is important and having a handy gadget such as a phone can be a part of that to quickly and easily record the moments, but it needs to be put away so that the child can have a parent's full attention. Reminders such as these are important because unfortunately we have become a society that is continually plugged.

Today's children are lightening quick in learning how to use phones and tablets and can easily become too engrossed in them. There is also the danger of stumbling on inappropriate content on the web. Toddlers, especially are super curious about these gadgets and will want to play with them. I see it in my own children and that of my sister who has a toddler. I would go as far as not only putting the phone down but putting it in another room altogether so as not to tempt mother or child when they are engaged in an activity together.

It was refreshing to see this topic explored in a children's book targeted to toddlers and today's generation of young parents. The illustrations are simple but bright, colorful and bold, suited to this age group. The rhyming narrative written in large font flows well and has a great variation in tone, making it fun to read. This is an interesting series for tech-savvy parents and their kiddies.

Disclosure: Thanks to Book Publicity Services for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.

About the Author:

Corine’s inspirations for writing and illustrating come from everyday life. When she is not busy being creative, she is most likely having fun taking pictures of her family.

Corine is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Silver Recipient and a Next Generation Indie Author Finalist for her debut children’s book Can We Play Again?. Her inspiration for this book came from her work as a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in NYC. She is also the author of Buddy’s Dream.

Corine recently moved to Dallas, TX from NYC with her family. Readers can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. To learn more, go to

Every Saturday, Booking Mama hosts a feature called Kid Konnection—a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, visit Booking Mama.

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  1. I love the message in that book. I see so many parents who use their phones to entertain their kids.

    1. You're right. Which is one of the reasons I liked this book too.


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