About Platypus Media
Founded in 2000 by owner and publisher Dia L. Michels, an award-winning author of books in women’s health and early childhood education. Our authors are respected experts in their fields, regularly quoted in international media and print publications, and are sought-after speakers at conferences worldwide.
Platypus Media currently offers a selection of award-winning books, booklets, CDs, DVDs, videos, and other products, many of which have garnered widespread praise.
Our products have reached a global audience, with translations in Spanish, Italian, Slovenian, Dutch, Turkish, and Hebrew.
Recognition and Honors:
Featured at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Recognized by major book competitions
Reviewed by School Library Journal and Booklist
Endorsements from Prominent Organizations:
American Association of Birth Centers
La Leche League International
National Science Teachers Association
Dr. William Sears
American Pediatrician and Author
Platypus Media's Mission:
Educate grown-ups and children about the world around them. Our books foster warmth, closeness, literacy, curiosity, and an openness to other cultures.
We bring products to the market that parents love, children enjoy, teachers appreciate, and parenting professionals value - and do so in a way that is commercially viable.
Commitment to Breastfeeding:
We donate six percent (6%) of our profits to breastfeeding organizations and adhere to the WHO/UNICEF International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.
We are proud of our products. If unsatisfied, return the merchandise for a refund, credit, or exchange. Your enjoyment is our priority.
Platypus Media’s books not only promote literacy, they promote families!