Eight chapters look at the lives of babies from waking through mealtimes and outings until bedtime. Readers see multiethnic babies and toddlers, primarily with their mothers acting as caregivers. Thompson's fun pen-and-ink drawings with watercolor washes dance across the pages and abound with familiar objects and images. The artist has included some short rhymes that provide for interactive moments with young listeners. The loose drawing style, soft pastel colors, and tiny details are usually deemed more suitable for older preschoolers, but the book's warmth, energy, and appealing touches will not be lost on the very young.