Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade’s new book ‘Shady Baby’ is out Now! The children’s book is inspired by their adorable 2-year-old Kaavia James Union Wade.

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As of Tuesday, May 18, the children’s book is available in stores and online. In an interview with E! News’ Daily Pop, Wade shared how Kaavia’s iconic facial expressions inspired them to create a story about their bundle of joy.

“It was very clear when she came into the world, and we all thought it was a little weird, having a baby so young to be able to get facial expressions and using their eyes. But then we realized where it came from: It was a reaction to other people,” said Union.


The ‘shady baby’ herself has her own Instagram page, where she has a great following. Partly due to her iconic facial expressions and adorable personality, Kaavia James Union Wade already has 1.7 million followers on IG. In a post promoting the new book, Kaavia’s IG caption said

“Look how happy they are when I read to them. Read to your parents kids, it really helps to keep them sharp. #ShadyBaby
Preorder NOW!! Available on Tuesday May 18th”