Thursday, May 26, 2016

Nurtured and Nuzzled - a bookwrap

Celebrating the bond between parent and child!

In two languages!


Nurtured and Nuzzled
Criados y Acariciados

By Mike Speiser
Ages 0-5

Unwrapping some illustrations for you...

Editorial Reviews...

"My 2 young boys and I love this charming little book! They think the animal family pictures are "SO cute" and I really appreciate how it normalizes the nurturing relationship between parents and their children. It makes cuddling during storytime that much sweeter." (Sarah Reece-Stremtan, MD, Pediatric Pain Medicine Doctor and Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Board Member in Washington, DC)

“The beautiful illustrations in this book can be used to teach all four areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) to young children. I can't wait to use this with my little ones!" (Sue Cahalane, Science for Kids, Science Teacher (grades PK-4), Holmdel, NJ)

“What a wonderful read for families―beautifully illustrated and with an important message about the meaning of parenting.” (Thelma Lager, Advocate for Families, Great-Grandmother (of three), Los Angeles, CA)

About the book...

Every parent knows that babies truly are a gift. They are a gift to be nurtured and cherished.  This book is a celebration of the bond that is created between a child and his beloved parents.  

This educational, bilingual, (English and Spanish), early childhood science book highlights the importance of good parenting in an infant's life.  It illustrates how a baby needs feeding, grooming and specific care to have his daily needs met.  The simple vocabulary, in two languages, will provide a lovely learning experience for your young child.  The excellent illustrations will be a wonderful launching pad to discuss feelings and methods of baby care.

"Babies, whether in snowy dens, warm lagoons, cozy nests, or living rooms, are nurtured and nuzzled. These beautiful images of animal and human families will capture the imagination of even the youngest readers.

Los bebés, ya sea en cuevas de nieve, lagunas cálidas, nidos acogedores o salas de estar, son criados y acariciados. Estas bellas imágenes de familias hasta capturarán la imaginación de los lectores más jóvenes.Celebrate the bond between parent and child in this stunningly illustrated, bilingual book!"

The illustrations are realistic and beautifully executed with bold colours and loving expressions.  It is a perfect time to cuddle your little one under your arm and lovingly explore those feeling of being truly special to each other as you share the book together.
There is a comprehensive Teacher's Guide to deepen your child's educational experience and audio tiles available to download for free from Platypus Media.  A lot of planning and thought has gone into these enrichment add-ons.  I highly recommend this book. 


About the author...

Mike Speiser’s artwork has been featured on the covers of Wild Animal Baby magazine and on fundraising products for science organizations. His paintings have been displayed at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. He is involved with efforts to protect the natural world for future generations. He lives next to the Black Hills of South Dakota. He can be reached at

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