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Dia L. Michels is an award-winning internationally published science and parenting writer, she is the author or editor of over a dozen books for both children and adults. Her books have been translated into Spanish, Dutch, Hebrew, Chinese, and Korean.


A popular speaker, she lectures frequently at conferences, universities, libraries, and schools around the country. Her most recent publication is a Spanish edition of her classic breastfeeding children’s book, 

If My Mom Were a Platypus.


Learn more about Dia and our latest release 'Si mi mamá fuera un ornitorrinco: Los bebés mamíferos y sus madres' through this fun interview conducted by Children's Book Council! 


Shanisty's son Adam was born full-term and weighed a whopping 9 lbs. 8 oz. at birth. She thought everything with him was perfectly normal, until he was diagnosed with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) at only 6 weeks old.


It was a terrifying time for her entire family as Adam was admitted to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for several days. He was hooked up to breathing machines and oxygen as he fought for his little life.


Read how our "Come Home Soon Baby Brother/Sister" coloring books helped Shanisty explain to her older children what it was like for their new brother while he was in the ICU. 


Read the full story on her beautiful post: Come Home Soon, Baby Brother!



Image Credit: Shanisty Ireland


Seventeen years after the publication of If My Mom Were a Platypus Science Naturally published a Spanish translation of the children’s book. Si mi mama fuera ornitorrinco, the 64-page softcover title written by Dia L. Michels, translated by The Spanish Group and illustrated by Andrew Barthelmes is filled with color illustrations and journal style sketches of animal babies and their families on most pages.


Read more of Hispanic MPR's article at their website


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