"I had been reading all of these sappy board books," says Brown, who is mother to a two-and-a-half-year-old, "and my son is learning how to say goodnight to the moon and pat a bunny, but nothing really interesting to me."
So Brown asked herself, what interests me? Cocktails! "Baby Mix Me a Drink" was born. "They have really nice pleasing shapes and colors," she laughs, "and I thought, perfect, he can read about cocktails and I can enjoy cocktails."
Full of future ideas including "Baby Administer CPR" and the possibly more controversial "Baby Get Me Laid," Brown says she has only received a small amount of criticism from the sense-of-humor-challenged.
"I was at an event in Kansas," she recalls, "and I had this parent ask me, 'Are you afraid of sending mixed messages?' "I said, 'I don't think the message is mixed at all. It's pro-cocktail.'"
–Me, on the Baby Be of Use series, in an interview with the New York Post, August 10th, 2006