Twinkle, Twinkle, Diaper You!

Baby needs a clean diaper. As Mama diapers her baby, she lovingly talks, plays, and sings with her infant – singing her own silly version of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” Once Baby is all changed, it’s time to enjoy a book together. Babies will be enchanted by the sweet faces and sparkling silver stars throughout this novelty book. 

Illustration © 2020 by Ying-Hwa Hu

Includes a note from early literacy and language expert Dr. Betty Bardige that shows adults how everyday activities and conversation with young children offer rich opportunities to build early language. To see more language-building tips from Dr. Bardige you can visit Early Childhood Investigations.

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“[Twinkle, Twinkle, Diaper You!] encourages parents to interact with their babies face to face, giving them hugs, kisses and using lots of verbal language as they go about their day. It focuses on the first stage of language development and the talented illustrator has featured sparkling stars throughout that mesmerize little babies. The author has included a note for parents, caregivers, and families by renowned early literacy education expert, Betty Bardige, Ed.D.  Love, adoration and happiness flow through this short board book and I highly recommend it.” — Marilyn of Storywraps

“[This] is a charming story that little ones will eagerly respond to and which can help parents turn diaper time into a joyful experience full of opportunities for language and literacy development. Mayer’s clever take on the kid-favorite Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, is infectious and fun for adults to sing while reading with their baby and while diapering. Sweet endearments, playful words, and even a tummy kiss realistically reflect the loving relationship parents and caregivers share with their little ones…. Adding parental conversation, songs, smiles, and mirroring of the child’s sounds, expressions, and motions to the dedicated time diapering takes creates a rich educational environment for baby to listen to caregivers and begin the basic foundations of language learning.”– Kathy Lynn of

A Best Books for Babies 2021

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ISBN:  978-1-59572-893-7
Illustrated by Ying-Hwa Hu
Published by Star Bright Books, 2020
Board book, 18 pages
For ages 0-2

¡Brilla, brilla, pañalito! / Twinkle, Twinkle, Diaper You!, 2020
Spanish/English bilingual edition
ISBN:  978-1-59572-894-4