Wednesday, December 2, 2015

#BabyLove: My Social Life

Dehghanpisheh, C. (2015). #BabyLove: My Social Life. Self-published.

Adult / Humor / Parenting / Contemporary

I gave this book 4 out of 5 Stars

Promotional Blurb: 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.


"CLICK, CLICK," snap and boast. 
"TAP, TAP," tag and post.

#BabyLove's cutesy cover makes the book appear to be for children, but its real audience is adults. Adults reading this brightly illustrated book will be nodding their heads in agreement and chuckling over hashtags as one modern baby's day is documented, start to finish.  It is modern, but it will be familiar to all ages because long before smart phones came into existence, parents have been trying to capture their babies' moments, whether posed or candid.  In our instant gratification world, every moment is now shared as it happens, and there is definitely a message that sometimes the devices need to go away as baby gets overwhelmed by it all. 

Little ones will likely enjoy having #BabyLove read to them and will laugh because this is their life, too.  Children will especially enjoy the rhyming and colorful illustrations, which are also the work of author Corine Dehghanpisheh.

Thank you to the author and Book Publicity Services for providing me a print copy in exchange for my honest review -- the only kind I give.  

Praise for #BabyLove
"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 is available for sale on Amazon.

About the Author: 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.  Connect with Corine: