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These two 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 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.


As seen in Neonatology Today

This set contains:

  • Cuddled and Carried: Babies—whether in snowy dens, warm lagoons, cozy nests, or living rooms—are carried and cuddled, nurtured and nuzzled. Stunning images and gentle verse will capture the curiosity of even the youngest readers as they see how animal mothers tend to their cubs, pups, calves, and chicks. 
  • Babies Nurse: This beautiful collaboration between a children’s librarian and an NBA- player-turned-watercolor-artist introduces the most natural and loving act—mothers nursing their young. Winner of a Parents’ Favorite Products Award, the book’s luminous illustrations and lyrical, bilingual text give children a glimpse into the worlds of 13 different mammal babies.


Each paperback book comes with a free downloadable Teacher's Guide to extend and expand the books' educational content.  


As seen in Kirkus Reviews: This book showcases different baby mammals all sharing one common trait: They are all nursing from their mothers. In rhyming text, readers are introduced to 13 different nursing mammals. The illustrations are done in watercolor, the inherent gentleness and warmth of the media making it an ideal complement to the text... Older children will enjoy the extra information that can be found about each animal at the end ... A sweet book...

Nurtured and Nuzzled English Set

SKU: 978-1-930775-45-9
  • Product type Paperback
    Pages 32 each

    Paperback: 978-1-930775-45-9

    Dimensions 10 7/8" x 8 3/8"
    Age Range 0-7
    Grade Range preschool - 2nd grade