Amid an increasingly digital world where technology is king, #BabyLove: My Toddler Life reminds us about the value of human interaction. Written by Corine Dehghanpisheh, the book is the second installment in a growing series about the problems associated with the overutilization of technology.
In the story, a curious toddler finds his mother’s phone and without permission begins taking pictures of himself. The irony here is that the toddler only mimics behaviors that he has learned through interactions with his mother. To frame this idea, the book cleverly captures illustrations of the child through the lens of a camera phone; showing how the mother overuses the phone to capture every moment of the child’s play time. As the story progresses, images seen through the camera slowly dissolve giving way to a much bigger picture and sets the stage for both mother and child to learn a valuable lesson. By the end of the story, the mother begins interacting with the child absent any technological devices.
Unique about this story is the author’s approach in addressing society’s obsession with technology. Using parents as an example, the story portrays one of the ways in which children develop their socialization skills. The theme here is very subtle but delivers a memorable message. Young children will appreciate the rhyme and visually stimulating illustrations presented throughout the book. Adults will appreciate the author’s keen but subtle reminder to put their cell phones down.
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 BooksByCorineD.com