After the wild success of our book, Hand Jive: American Sign Language for Real Life, for Barnes and Noble Publishing, Janna and I have been searching for just the right project to continue our perpetuation of, and love for, ASL. We are still building our Online ASL Classroom and we thought about doing a traditional Baby Signs book, but we felt the market was saturated and the money and contracts we were offered were never quite right with any mainstream publisher. We love the idea of going against the mainstream meme and providing an antidote — an antithesis, if you will — to the Baby Signs Movement by creating Bad Baby Signs: Words No Infant Should Know!
Bad Baby Signs will be a hilarious look at the current Baby Signs epidemic and our remedy will be teaching some fun and funky signs that no baby should learn — nothing crass, nothing rude — just some vocabulary and phrases that every baby will eventually learn anyway like, “Baby’s diapers are crusty!”
Are you familiar with the established Baby Signs movement?
If so, what are your favorite signs? What words and phrases would you like to see in an anti-establishment Bad Baby Signs book? Would you like to learn Bad Baby Signs via a traditional book? Or is a CD better? What about an online course or a downloadable PDF file?