by Michael Elsohn Ross, illustrations by Ashley Wolff
[2007, Berkeley, California: Tricycle Press; 30 pages, hardback.]
[Review first published in Midwifery Today Issue 82, Summer 2007, © 2007, Midwifery Today, Inc. Review by Cheryl K. Smith.]
This beautifully illustrated book is sure to be a hit with children. With simple poetry it celebrates breastfeeding among a variety of mammals, including cats, armadillos, whales and humans. It will help parents and practitioners alike understand the true and sacred meaning of birth, as well as teaching interesting tidbits about mother and baby animal pairs and their nursing relationships.
The 2008 edition is also in Spanish.
Reviewer Cheryl K. Smith is managing editor for Midwifery Today and publisher of Ruminations, the Nigerian Dwarf and Mini Dairy Goat Magazine, as well as raising a small herd of mini dairy goats in the coast range of Oregon.