Babies Nurse / Así Se Alimentan Los Bebés

Phoebe Fox (Author) Jim Fox (Illustrator)

Product Details

Platypus Media
Publish Date
June 05, 2018
8.4 X 0.3 X 10.9 inches | 1.05 pounds
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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.


Simple, rhyming, bilingual text and gentle, quiet illustrations introduce the very youngest reader and listener to that most natural and loving of activities--mothers nursing their offspring. Mothers and babies of the fields, jungles, air, and water are all portrayed, demonstrating that all mammal babies are nourished in the same way. This book will be invaluable in presenting nursing as something completely natural, normal, loving, and good for both babies and mothers.--Wendy Watson, author and/or illustrator of over 60 books for children
It is extremely important for children to learn that nursing is natural and normal. With its gorgeous illustrations, Babies Nurse beautifully represents the art of breastfeeding.--Katie Finney, R.N., NICU Nurse
This beautiful book magnificently demonstrates the natural and instinctual connection between a mother and her offspring. Breastfeeding is the first step in cultivating a healthy mind, gut and spirit for both mommy and her little ones. As a pediatrician and mother, I appreciate the simple text paired with the lovely illustrations. Brilliant and inspiring!--Kristin Struble, M.D., author of How to Be a "Poop" Detective
This book creates a safe space to explore normal infant feeding and bonding. It will entertain the tiniest toddler as well as older children who will love all of the interesting animal facts at the end. What a lovely way to promote healthy attitudes towards nurturing and feeding babies. Our culture desperately needs books like this to create positive images and stories around breastfeeding. I will definitely be ordering this book for our clinic lobby! I truly love this book!!--Julia Hall, Founder and Executive Director of Babymoon Inn Birth Center
This beautiful rhyming children's book captures a mother's love for her babies and the special relationship that nursing provides. Charming watercolor illustrations of mammals in the wild remind children that other animals protect and nourish their young just as their own mother does. A delightful book for breastfeeding families, older siblings welcoming a new baby, or as a gift for an expectant mom! Highly recommended.--Torey Potter, R.N. IBCLC, The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
Phoebe has beautifully shared meaningful and inspirational information conveying that all babies nurse. It has been my passion and honor to encourage and teach the benefits of nursing to thousands of mothers and mothers-to-be. I look forward to reading this informative, colorful book to the 2 youngest of our grandchildren, both breastfeed.--Joyce Lundquist, R.N., Childbirth Educator and Doula
This tender and sweet book conveys the unconditional love a mother has for her young. It also displays the amazing bonding that takes place while a mother feeds her babies.--Michelle Goodman, RNC, HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center
The illustrations are lovely. The beautiful colors and fluid lines allow the reader to see the babies nurse softly and naturally. Making this book bilingual is a wonderful way to bring more language to babies minds! This beautiful book is a perfect gift for every new baby.--Alejandrina Vostrejs, Certified Birthing From Within Mentor and Doula
Animal mothers of all shapes and sizes lavish their little ones with love and affection in a series of sweet poems celebrating nature, wildlife, and the special bond forged through nursing. Tigers, seals, dolphins, pandas, and other mammals softly take shape in peaceful watercolor portraits. Perfect for reading aloud to find out which mamas nurse their babies in the snow, underwater, on the beach, or upside down.--Foreword Reviews
This very special book delights and enthralls young readers with its depictions of various mammals engaged in the act of nursing. Stunning illustrations convey the warmth and universality of this most nurturing bond. The verbal and visual artistry conjures heartfelt vignettes to which youngsters respond with intense curiosity, fascination and empathy. The back of the book contains a section that delivers detailed facts about each of the 13 species, information to which youngsters are highly receptive. Babies Nurse both satisfies and whets children's appetite for knowledge, providing a robust springboard into conversations about parenting, biology, habitats, survival, and the world at large.--Tillywig Toy & Media Parent's Favorite Products Award review, 2018
A simple, easy way to bring up the topic of breastfeeding while also learning about different mammals and enjoying the lyrical, bilingual text of the book.--Andrea Yanke "Glimpse Reviews "
What a gentle book! It nurtures a child's empathy for others and opens their eyes to the world of nature. Very sweet and educational.--Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP, author of The Happiest Baby on the Block
This bilingual (English/Spanish) book showcases different baby mammals all sharing one common trait: They are all nursing from their mothers. In rhyming English text accompanied by its Spanish counterpart, readers are introduced to 13 different nursing mammals. The illustrations are done in watercolor, the inherent gentleness and warmth of the media making it an ideal complement to the text... Older children will enjoy the extra information that can be found about each animal at the end ... A sweet book.--Kirkus, May 2018