Up!: How Families Around the World Carry Their Little Ones

Susan Hughes (Author) Ashley Barron (Illustrator)
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Description

Around the world, little ones are carried in many different ways: in slings, on shoulders, in backpacks, on hips, in baskets, and in loving arms. Up! depicts ten places around the world, from Afghanistan to northern Canada, Peru to West Africa. In each place, a mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, or sibling lovingly carries a baby.

With various family configurations and settings ranging from a busy outdoor market to a high-rise apartment kitchen, the book wholeheartedly celebrates diversity. Gorgeous cut-paper collage art adds warmth and brightness, and brings the lyrical text to life. Repetition of the phrase "Upsy-daisy" on each spread lends familiarity, and reminds readers that love for a little one is a universal feeling.

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Owlkids
Publish Date
April 11, 2017
Pages
24
Dimensions
8.4 X 0.7 X 8.3 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781771471763

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About the Author

Susan Hughes is the author of over 30 children's books, including Off to Class and Making Canada Home. She is also a freelance editor and story coach for both novice and experienced writers. She lives with her family in a house with a bright red door in Toronto, Ontario.

Ashley Barron graduated from OCAD's illustration program. Her award-winning cut-paper collage illustrations have appeared in magazines, children's publications, websites, posters, animations, store windows, and set designs. Ashley is the illustrator of Kyle Goes Alone and the Math in Nature series. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Reviews

"An utterly charming and beautifully illustrated book that celebrates diversity in all forms while simultaneously exploring cultures around the world."--Canadian Review of Materials
"Inclusivity is a hallmark of this book... A celebration of baby love as it's carried out all over the world."--Kirkus
"A wonderful collection of vignettes from around the world...a global story of life and love."--CanLit for Little Canadians
"The book makes a clear and pointed effort to promote all kinds of diversity and depict a variety of cultures in a beautiful and respectful light...the concept is very clever, and the three-dimensional cut-paper collage work is exquisitely textured and boldly colored. Barron's past awards are clearly warranted."--Booklist