All John Burningham's books are great, but there is something about this that is really special. The illustrations are gorgeous, capturing the expression of a sturdy little baby perfectly. There is something deliciously funny about this baby, and lovely moments where both bullies and burglars get their comeuppance at the hands of Avocado Baby. It is the perfect length for a bedtime story. It is also a good gift for older siblings with a new baby in the family. If you enjoy this then read some more of Burningham's books. He is a genius. We also love Courtney and of course Mr Gumpy.