Babies Nurse / Así Se Alimentan Los Bebés (Hardcover)
Platypus Media, 9781930775732, 32pp.
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
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Babies--whether pandas, puppies, or people--nurse. This bond is precious; this process, a natural art. Luminous illustrations and lyrical text will inspire conversations about caretaking in the natural world, while the bilingual format makes this charming book accessible to speakers of both Spanish and English. This stunning collaboration between a children's librarian and an NBA-player-turned-watercolor-artist introduces readers to a collection of baby animals doing what comes naturally--nursing. The luminous illustrations and lyrical, bilingual text give children a glimpse into the worlds of 13 different mammal babies. Compelling childhood facts broaden the reader's knowledge about each species. Facts include: newborn bats consume their own weight in milk every day, and polar bear cubs are so small that they fit between the toes on their mama's paw. The overarching theme of breastfeeding inspires conversations about parenting, biology, habitats, survival, and more, making this book an engaging choice for young children as well as elementary school readers. America has the second-largest Spanish-speaking population in the world, and familiarity with both English and Spanish helps children succeed in adulthood. Studies have shown that exposure to multiple languages before age 5 expands a child's cognitive reserve, leading to increased language acquisition and capacity for memory. In addition, mastering poetry and rhyme is a shortcut to an enlarged vocabulary. Babies Nurse - Bebes Maman encompasses all of these linguistic elements, while also introducing science and parenting concepts. An extensive Teacher's Guide, available for free download, enhances the book's content, increasing learning opportunities.
About the Author
Jim Fox is a retired NBA player who is active in the National Watercolor Society. He is a father of two and a grandfather of five, and resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife of forty-five years. He collaborated with his daughter-in-law on Babies Nurse / Bebes Maman, his first children's book. Phoebe Fox is a teacher, librarian, and author. She wrote Babies Nurse / Bebes Maman to highlight the natural beauty of breastfeeding. Her other books include Starry's Haricut and the First Edition Project's 2015 Selection, Up Up Up. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.