Boss Baby – book review

The Boss Baby
by Marla Frazee
Picture book
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)

When the Boss Baby arrives, he immediately takes control of his parents’ lives – “He put Mom and Dad on a round-the-clock schedule, with no time off.” Dressed in black footie pajamas that look just like a power suit (with a convenient flap at the back) and a tie, the Boss Baby proceeds to throw his weight around. It’s truly remarkable how many parallels there are between insufferable bosses and squalling babies – Marla Frazee is a genius. This is funny on so many levels. The illustrations are great – showing baby on his baby monitor/walkie talkie/cell phone, sitting with arms crossed and an angry expression in his rolling walker (looks just like an executive’s desk!). Parents (especially ones who’ve had their lives similarly destroyed) will LOVE this. Older siblings should appreciate it, too. Babies, however, are unlikely to see the humor, and will demand overtime and plenty of kissing-up from their parental employees.

Reviewed by YA Librarian

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