You Know That Napping Baby On Instagram? She’s Releasing A Book Called ‘Napping With Joey’


Joey Marie Choi, probably the most popular napping baby on Instagram today, is set to be featured in a book by her Mama Laura, called Naptime With Joey.

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The book is set to be released in October but it is now available for preorder on Amazon.

Laura’s account (@lauraiz) has more than half a million followers and features her baby daughter, Joey in all her cute costumes creatively arranged by Laura herself.

From Disney princess characters to an orange bush.

Laura is a professional photographer and excellent storyteller, evident in every adorable and heartfelt post featuring Joey, their family and their pets.

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Every now and then I fall apart. 🌮#TacoTuesday

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Monday mermaid. #coldshells #littlemermaid

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Naptime With Joey features the napping baby with adorable and humorous stories behind each photo, styled, shot, and written by Laura herself. The introduction to the book on their Amazon page reads:

“From viral Instagram sensation, lifestyle photographer, and mommy blogger Laura Izumikawa (@lauraiz) comes Naptime with Joey, a ridiculously delightful photo book of her now internet-famous daughter dressed up in various pop culture costumes—a perfect gift for new parents everywhere.Lights, Camera…Nap!

 Joey Marie wears many hats (or, rather, wigs): she’s dressed up as Inigo Montoya, Britney Spears,  Beyoncé, Pikachu, Anna Wintour, Moana, and Barb from Stranger Things. She’s taken trips to Hawaii, baked croissants, and blasted off to the moon as an astronaut (at least, in her dreams). She’s held occupations such as pizza chef, aerobics instructor, and handy-dandy-fixer-upper (figuratively, of course). She’s inspired a parenting blog, been the face of her mom Laura Izumikawa’s Instagram account—and for the first time, she’s taken the leap from the ranks of internet-baby-snoredom to the pages of a book. Naptime with Joey is chockablock full of over a hundred deliciously adorable photos of Joey dressed up as various pop culture characters, movie stars, musicians, vacationers, and holiday-goers, making this the most fun, festive, and downright delightful gift under the sun!”

Laura and Joey shot to Internet fame after being featured in several websites gushing about cute babies, and so far their following has steadily increased.

Joey doing her thang. I’m…just looking at a leaf. 🌱 Photo by @michaelaquan

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Joey recently turned a year old and it is always a ridiculously adorable experience seeing babies (even if just on Instagram) discover the world around them.

Laura currently has a special treat ongoing for those who pre-order the book, so be sure to check out her Instagram for more details on the ongoing giveaway!


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