Nonna’s Corner: A Band of Babies by Carole Gerber

October 25th, 2017 Kimberly Review 32 Comments

25th Oct

Nonna's Corner

Welcome back to Nonna’s Corner. Today I am sharing the picture book A Band of Babies written by Carole Gerber and illustrated by Amy Dryer. Come with this group of nursery students as Benny leads them on an adventure.

Nonna’s Corner: A Band of Babies by Carole Gerber
A Band of Babies
by Carole Gerber
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 32
Source: Author
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New York Times bestselling illustrator Jane Dyer teams up with award-winning author Carole Gerber to lead a band of marching babies all through town.

It was just an ordinary day at play group until Benny arrived. With flute in hand and drums in tow, Benny’s love of music inspires the babies to get up and put on a show. Toot! Toot! Whee! Benny and his band of babies are a sight to see!

With rhythmic text from veteran author Carole Gerber and lively illustrations from bestselling artist Jane Dyer, this musical journey will have readers of all ages snapping their figures and tapping their toes! (

A Band of Babies offers a rhythmic tale about a group of nursery children who follow a charismatic young child named Benny as he leads them on an adventure beginning with a marching band. He leads them to the local grocer where they create quite the commotion. Spilled fruit, unraveled rolls of toilet paper, giggles and more before Benny leads them all safely to the nursery for a nap.

The verse is clever and at first, I worried about these unsupervised toddlers, but the pastel illustrations show us a harried worker following the group. Princess Sophia and Clayton liked the verse well enough, and the mess at the grocer provided a giggle. The illustrations are beautiful, but their gentle and soothing qualities don’t quite match up to the vibrant texts.

  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3

Band of Babies Collage


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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

32 Responses to “Nonna’s Corner: A Band of Babies by Carole Gerber”

  1. Geybie's Book Blog

    Oh wow, SO cute. I kinda know why you struggled with this book. Poor illustration can make or break at times. But I love the sound of it and I believe kids would too. ❤️

  2. Tyler H. Jolley

    How cute, Liv would love this. My boys . . . well, they’re afraid of baby dolls. Seriously terrified. Liv will strategically place dolls around the house to freak out her brothers.

  3. RO

    This sounds so fun! Can you imagine seeing a group of kiddies hanging out in Food Lion or Kroger on their own personal adventure? (lol) Passing this one on to my son for the grandbaby. Hugs…

  4. Nina

    Love the sound of this book! The pictures are sooo cute! 🙂 I have two little nieces and I think they would adore this!

  5. Silvia

    I agree with Verushka, it really sounds like an adorable book! And I also like the illustrations 🙂

  6. kindlemom1

    Such beautiful artwork inside of this! I think that is one of the things I love most about these books, all the wonderful and beautiful illustrations!