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Resources for Families, Teachers,
and Parenting Professionals
Nurtured and Nuzzled Criados y acariciados Book Set
These two bilingual early childhood books from our Beginnings collection are filled with captivating illustrations of animal mothers caring for their babies. These books demonstrate a wide range of habitats and healthy relationships in the natural world. The elegant text (in English and Spanish) and educational back matter will help parents, librarians, educators, and healthcare providers adopt new ways of introducing children to attachment, breastfeeding, and early science concepts. Both books model the warm, nurturing bond between parent and child, while encouraging curiosity about childhood, nature, and families.
Free, downloadable Teachers’ Guides are available to further explore the content in each book.
Set includes Cuddled and Carried / Consentido y cargado and Babies Nurse / Así se alimentan los bebés. Click on titles for more information about each book.
what the experts say...
“Captivating images, beautiful but simple poetry and a great information resource for teachers make Cuddled and Carried and Babies Nurse must-haves in any home and school classroom library. The authors developed a bilingual narrative dedicated to educate our children about the love, care and bonds created between parents and child across the animal kingdom. I read this books to my 5 and 6 year old kids, and they were captivated by the message and beautiful images. I strongly recommend these books for personal and educational purposes!”
—José Avilés, Head of School, Academia Antonia Alonso Charter School, Wilmington, Delaware
"These gentle books beg to be read aloud with a little one in your lap, but they offer more than mere bedtime stories. Designed to encourage a lifelong passion for learning, they also include supplemental information about the animals pictured as well as suggestions for talking with children about the natural world."
—Karen Lyon, The Literary Hill
“What gentle books! They nurture a child’s empathy for others and open their eyes to the world of nature. Very sweet and educational.”
—Dr. Harvey Karp, FAAP, author, The Happiest Baby on the Block