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Written by Dia Michels

Dia L. Michels is an award-winning science and parenting writer who has authored or edited over a dozen books for both children and adults. While her topics include science and math books for middle grade students, her passion is promoting attachment parenting and supporting breastfeeding. A popular speaker, she lectures frequently at conferences, universities, libraries, and schools around the country. The mother of three grown children, she lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., with four cats and a dog. She can be reached at

Art by Wesley Davies

Wesley Davies is an artist from New England who specializes in illustration and comic art. He received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from Kenyon College in 2017, graduating with Phi Beta Kappa honors, and has been making art all his life. He currently lives in Rhode Island with his growing collection of houseplants and can be reached at


Though he provided back matter illustrations for Science Naturally's 2018 publication, Babies Nurse, this is his first book.

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