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Through a steamy rain forest in Brazil, along a river in Papua New Guinea, across a frozen inlet in the arctic, this book takes young children on a far-reaching journey to discover how babies worldwide are carried and what they see from their unique vantage points. “This is an exquisite book, for the detailed, folk-art style gouache illustrations, its overall design, and t ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Miriam Garcia
Book with beautiful illustrations. It shows how babies around the world are carried by thier mothers. Children will learn about new cultures and will be impressed by the forms moms carry their babies around.
Heidi
This is an EXCELLENT cross-cultural book on baby wearing and family life around the world. Also includes positive nursing images.
Lisa
my boys were carried for a long time and loved looking at these pictures of kids just like them!
such a lovely book
Heather
Beautiful pictures. We liked learning about how other cultures keep their children close.
Kat
This is a lovely book, visually, but with a disturbing way of approaching people who are not of European
heritage. Our staff discussed this book and saw that all the mothers in the book are of color, are laborers and the one white person is not even
'wearing' her baby and is certainly not working. The person wearing the baby, in fact, is a father in a photograph which struck me as
both very exclusive of women of color, and elitist in its portrayal of women of color and of North American women.
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Turrean
Splendid pictures to celebrate a common experience of young children all over the world. I had to cut short reading the text sometimes with younger students, though they loved discussing what they saw in the pictures.
Rebecca
Stumbled across this children's book on baby carrying across various cultures - interesting and loved the illustrations! I plan to carry Sam when he is born. :-)
Alicia
I like that this book shows children all over the world being held close to their mother or other family member. I also like that this book includes nursing pictures. The drawings are very nice, too.
Heather Lander
I love the idea of showing baby carrying in a picture book but this one isn't very inclusive... The American mother isn't even baby wearing. Pretty disappointed.
Natalie
All I can think about when I read this is what type(s) of baby sling to buy.
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