Cover image for Mama's milk / by Michael Elsohn Ross ; illustrations by Ashley Wolff.
Title:
Mama's milk / by Michael Elsohn Ross ; illustrations by Ashley Wolff.
ISBN:
9781582461816
Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : Tricycle Press, 2007.

©2007
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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
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Illustrations and rhyming text portray baby mammals nursing.
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Summary

Summary

Celebrating the warm and loving bond between mammal mamas and their babies, this lushly illustrated, lyrical book shows little ones doing what comes naturally: nursing. A perfect choice for cuddling up with a breast-feeding child or the older sibling who wonders how the new baby gets fed. A tender look at humans and animals breast-feeding in their natural habitats. Promotes infant health and attachment parenting. A thoughtful, supportive gift for new and soon-to-be moms. Fascinating nursing facts included: Kangaroo milk is pink! Calf elephants may nurse up to 5 years!Reviews"There'¬?s nothing more natural than a baby nursing from its mother, and this theme serves as the inspiration for a moving tale that celebrates the miracle of breastfeeding. . . An ode to all things maternal."-Publishers Weekly"This cozy offering will be welcomed by parents who want to share the joy and naturalness of breastfeeding with their children."-Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha Public Library, WI School Library Journal


Author Notes

ASHLEY WOLFF has written and/or illustrated over 40 books, including The Pen that Pa Built, Only the Cat Saw, Baby Beluga, Stella and Roy, and the ever-popular Miss Bindergarten series. She lives in San Francisco, California.


MICHAEL ELSOHN ROSS is the award-winning author of more than forty books for children. For over thirty years he has worked as a naturalist in Yosemite National Park, where he has joyfully observed children and other young animals at play. He lives along the Merced River in El Portal, California.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

There's nothing more natural than a baby nursing from its mother, and this theme serves as the inspiration for a moving tale that celebrates the miracle of breastfeeding. Ross' story is simplistic in tone, comprised of short, rhyming verse that introduces readers to the many animals that share this form of nourishment with humans. ("Mama's going to nurse you high up in a tree. Mama's going to nurse you down low by her knees.") The text's gentle rhythm and softly rendered images aptly capture the quietness of a nursing babe, content to suckle amidst a bustling world. One of these more fitting spreads features a mother breastfeeding at a park as another picnics nearby, while on the facing page, another woman spoon-feeds a toddler seated in a stroller, children happily swinging and sliding in the foreground. The various images of animals and their babes-identification of their different names peppered throughout-are especially cozy. No matter the varying styles of feeding, one common denominator exists: a mother's milk sustains and nurtures her child. A final spread explains how long various animals nurse, as well as the benefits of breastfeeding. An ode to all things maternal. Ages 6 mos.-3 yrs. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Horn Book Review

Eighteen mammals (including humans) are shown nursing their young. The rhymed couplets range from comforting (""Fill your tummy while mama snores. / Dine in peace in the dusky outdoors"") to awkward (""Mama's going to nurse you high up in a tree. / Mama's going to nurse you down low by her knees""). Wolff's gouache portraits depict contented-looking mothers and suckling babies. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.