for Cradle Me by Deborah Slier
Babies love looking at babies, and this welcome board book on cradle board–shaped pages features photographs of ten beautiful babies from ten different American Indian tribes, each one engaged in a typical cradle-board related activity (peeking, touching, crying, yawning, etc.). Each baby’s tribal affiliation is identified on a final page spread that explains: “Generations of Native American mothers have carried their babies in cradle boards and they are still used by many tribes today. Each cradle board is personalized and they vary from tribe to tribe.” (Ages birth–3)
CCBC Choices 2013. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2013. Used with permission.
The rich Native American tradition of carrying babies safely, comfortably and close to their mothers in cradle boards endures to this day. As shown in this photo-filled book, each cradle board is personalized and they differ from tribe to tribe, not only in style but also in the material used. This die-cut shaped, fill-in-the blanks book features cradle boards from Paiute, Shoshone, Pueblo and other tribes and enables readers to write in their own language.
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