Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Book Review & Spotlight ~ #BabyLove: My Social Life by Corine Dehghanpisheh

#BabyLove: My Social Life is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Corine Dehghanpisheh. It is recommended for modern day moms.

"Click." "Tap." Tag and Post. An adored baby tells a modern tale about life in today's digital world. #BabyLove: My Social Life highlights the social phenomena of sharing daily activities using technology and social networks.

"A charming modernization of the traditional bedtime tale.”- Reviewed by Kirkus

“#BabyLove: My Social Life, is a clever and entertaining look at raising children in the age of social media… The author's story flows beautifully, and her illustrations are brightly colored, cheerful and humorous… Dehghanpisheh's wry and subtle humor is evident throughout this story that will entertain adults as well as the children they share the book with. #BabyLove: My Social Life is highly recommended for tech-savvy parents and their babies.” – Reviewed by Readers’ Favorite

"#BabyLove offers a hipster view of contemporary parenting. Beneath the story of technological trendiness, however, lies a more enduring portrait of nurture and joy." – Reviewed by Foreword Clarion Reviews

#BabyLove:  My Social Life is a book based on a baby’s life in today’s digital world and in my opinion the author NAILED IT.  As a society we are using social media and basically putting everything ‘out there’ for the world to see.  Not a day goes by where we don’t see a parent with a cell phone taking pictures of their kids and instantly uploading to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Sometimes though is does get to be a bit too much and after a while, you have a feeling that those kids are simply fed up with the whole situation.

This story is told from the point of view of the baby as he describes his day in front of a camera from the moment he wakes to the moment he falls asleep.  Videos are captured when he rolls over for the first time and pictures snapped as he is eating or playing.  I love the use of hash tags and the number of ‘likes’ under each picture and thought it added just the right touch of truth to it all.

#BabyLove:  My Social Life is probably the cutest and most clever books I have read.  As a new grandparent in the social media age, I can totally relate to this book.  Lord knows whenever my grandson is in my sight, I am constantly taking pictures of him and in the rare case he actually stays still, those pictures end up on Facebook and Instagram.

This book is just perfect for moms and their kids as it is just the right length for a quick read.  The delightful illustrations are bright and cheery and the story is amusing and fun to read. If you have a baby or young child and you are one of THOSE parents (or grandparents) who simply love to show off your adorable child on your social media sites, then this book is for you.

4 stars

#BabyLove was published in July 2015 and is available for sale on Amazon. 

Corine Dehghanpisheh is a children’s book author and illustrator. Her inspirations for writing and illustrating come from everyday life.

She was a Mom's Choice Awards® Silver Recipient and a Next Generation Indie Author Finalist for her debut children's book Can We Play Again?, which was published in March 2012. Her inspiration for this book came from her work as a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in NYC.

Corine published her second children’s book, Buddy’s Dream, in November 2013, and her third children's book, #BabyLove: My Social Life, in July 2015.

When Corine is not busy being creative, she is most likely having fun taking pictures of her family. Corine lives in Manhattan, NY with her husband and new baby.

Readers can connect with Corine on 

To learn more, go to http://www.booksbycorined.com/

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