#BabyLove: My Social Life

#BabyLove Book Series

Children - Picture Book
36 Pages
Reviewed on 07/02/2015
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Author Biography

Corine Dehghanpisheh has written and illustrated her third children's book, #BabyLove: My Social Life.

Her inspirations for writing and illustrating come from everyday life. When Corine is not busy being creative, she is most likely having fun taking pictures of her family.

Corine 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? Her inspiration for this book came from her work as a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in NYC.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

#BabyLove: My Social Life is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Corine Dehghanpisheh. A modern baby's life is filled with photo ops and video recordings. From the minute he wakes up, this baby feels loved and appreciated as the family records him waking up in his crib and follows him throughout the day. They especially want to record his funny frown. The pictures and videos get posted on social media sites, and everyone gets involved in baby's social life. Each post gets lots of likes and loves, and some are starred as family and friends keep up to date with the latest news feeds on baby's fun, meals and outdoor activities. When friends and relatives visit, there are even more opportunities for photo shoots and videos.

Corine Dehghanpisheh's children's picture book, #BabyLove: My Social Life, is a clever and entertaining look at raising children in the age of social media. It's also a somewhat disconcerting look at the cultural phenomenon of sharing every facet of an infant's existence through social media. The author's story flows beautifully, and her illustrations are brightly colored, cheerful and humorous. Many pages are framed by smartphones with tallies of likes, loves and stars. I especially liked the illustrations that were set outdoors; they're stylized but very expressive and compelling. 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.

Samantha Dewitt (Rivera)

The world is definitely a completely different place now and that makes it even easier for parents to share the amazing feats that their children perform. Of course, it’s pretty easy to share some of the not-so-amazing features as well. #BabyLove: My Social Life by Corine Dehghanpisheh is the story of a little boy who spends his life on the other end of his parents’ smartphones and tablets, being shared with everyone in the family and more. This story is all about him and the way that he observes these moments. Of course, so many posts, pictures, videos and everything else is very tiring as well so this little guy definitely has more than enough excitement for one day. By the end of this book, your child will also be ready for bed when you’re done reading to them.

The pictures in this book have colors and styles which are cute and appealing to small children. This is something any family would be able to relate to. It’s an adorable book for children and something that parents won’t mind reading repeatedly. This is definitely what it looks like to raise children in the 21st century. #BabyLove is a book that I would read to my little nephew (not that he hasn’t seen all of this himself). Being a child in this century is fun, and being a parent is even more so because those parents have never had an easier way to share all the great things their children do.

Bil Howard

Our obsession with selfies on social media is second only to another obsession that we have: posting baby pictures. In #BabyLove: My Social Life, Corine Dehghanpisheh approaches this strange phenomenon through the eyes of the subject of all of the photos and posting; the baby. Baby begins the day with a cell phone in his face recording his waking moments on video. Throughout the day, from that point forward are texts and posts with photos to match every single thing that our baby does. Relatives and friends are added in, and rolling and playing are recorded and placed on news feeds and in chats as well. As the day continues, our baby begins to think that all of the social media attention is a little bit more than he can handle. Finally, when it is time for bed, the devices are put away, but wait ... just one more before he falls asleep.

Corine Dehghanpisheh has put together an adorable children's book with a satirical flavor in #BabyLove: My Social Life. It is a good fit within her #BabyLove Book Series, adding yet another twist to the childhood reading that her series provides. Colorfully illustrated, with flowing text that has a lyrical and poetic feel to it, it is very appealing to young eyes and easily understood. It is a refreshing twist on children's books that throws in our contemporary obsession with social media. You really can't miss with the #BabyLove Series or specifically the #BabyLove: My Social Life children's book. You'll smile and perhaps even laugh at yourself as you read it with your child.