Madeleine's world: a child's journey from birth to age three
What might it feel like to be six months old? To have only recently discovered that your hands are your own and that not all round things are breasts? Or to celebrate your first birthday when you don't understand "first" and "birth" yet, and aren't sure about "day"? Or to wonder what the moon is and whether it's farther away than airplanes or the flies on the ceiling? Or to first figure out that books tell a story? Or that places stay and time passes? What might be the shape of your first inkling that you have a past? That words represent things? That you can imagine something that isn't true? That you are getting bigger? That your parents are fallible? That your will and theirs are not the same? That things die, and so will you? That you are a person with a history. This book is a biography of Brian Hall's daughter, Madeleine. Like traditional biographies, it begins with its subject's birth. Unlike them, it ends on her third birthday. Along the way, it describes the transition from in
29 pages matching sound in this book
Results 1-3 of 29
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
At first glance, you may think, 'how ridiculous, a three year old hasn't have much life yet to have a biography about' but Hall proves you wrong in an amazing way. The first three years of your life included learning so much - walking, talking, social skills just to name a few and Madeleine is a lovely example of them all. I've read and re-read this book numerous times because details stick in my mind then force me to go back and read them in context all over again.
Madeleine's world: a child's journey from birth to age threeUser Review - Book Verdict
Hall (The Saskiad, LJ 11/1/96) narrates the evolution and growth of his daughter from birth to age three. Through the loving eyes of her father, we see Madeleine's thought patterns and behavior, including her language development and family and peer relationships. While Madeleine's behavior is sometimes compared to our primal beginnings, this is not a scientific work but a memoir. There are some amusing observations, but constant analysis of a child's reaction to favorite books, toys, playmates, and her parents make this an uninteresting read. It is like looking at photo albums of a child you never met--your attention span dwindles fast. Not recommended. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 9/15/96.]--Lisa A. Errico-Cox, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, N.Y.
Smart Baby, Clever Child: Brain-building Games, Activities, and Ideas to ...
No preview available - 2003