Looking for a gift for a new parent or grandparent that goes beyond the typical baby outfit or picture frame? Check out The Big Book of Babies (Welcome Books, $24.95). The pages are filled with black-and-white baby photos that range from cute to silly to simply beautiful.
Evanston-based photographer David Sutton has several photos in this collection, including the image to the left (pets are one of his specialties).
Sprinkled among the photos are stories from parents and poems and quotes from famous writers including Mark Twain, Walt Whitman and Carl Sandburg. Just try flipping through without smiling at least once.