I am a self-proclaimed book fiend. Children's literature holds a special place in my heart - I think it is because my mother is an avid book lover herself and taught me from very early on to love classic, well-written children's literature.
Beautiful, enriching illustrations are just a part of the draw of a wonderful children's story, and so most of the books we review here will have gorgeous drawings.
You will not find any lackluster books on this blog. No vulgar Dora, Spongebob or Disney.
We believe in books that beautify the experience of growing up and learning.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mama's Milk by Michael Elsohn Ross/Illustrated by Ashley Wolff

With the birth of baby #3 on the horizon, I've been looking for books to prepare the kids for the arrival of their new sibling. I found Mama's Milk at the library and figured it was a good contender to teach them a little about breastfeeding. I want to come across as many questions and feelings as I can before baby gets here to minimize the shock.

This book features tasteful but educational illustrations of human mothers nursing their children along with many animal depictions of nursing. It shows breastfeeding as natural and normal. I think it is making them comfortable with the idea of mommy and baby being so close and connected in this way.

This is one I surely recommend for toddlers and older kids trying to begin the adjustment to a new baby in the house.

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