"Extraordinary... a cross between a biography of a baby growing into a child, a scientist's case-study notes and a beautifully written novel." Guardian (read more)

"An informed and humane introduction to the literature of infant observation... both a triumph of informed imagination and a startling testament of love." Sunday Telegraph (read more)

"Ambitious and highly intelligent... any parent, particularly one with a young child, will be both moved and enlightened." Financial Times (read more)

"Truly a labour of love... a hymn to a child from a loving father." Sunday Herald (read more)

"An intimate diary of fatherhood… Fernyhough points out the milestones of development that could be so easily missed when embedded in everyday acts of play… tackles the big questions, but at a level that a lay reader can follow. Nature

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