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Category: Mother's Day
Age: toddler, preschool, elementary
A Ride on Mother's Back: A Day of Baby Carrying around the World by
Emery Bernhard, Durga Bernhard (Illustrator)
Explores the ways in which people from a variety of cultures carry their
young ones, and describes what children see and learn as they are carried.
As her mother makes tortillas, a Guatemalan infant is rocked in a shawl
tied around her mother's body. Riding in a sling balanced on his grandfather's
hip, a young boy watches his father gather honey in the rain forest of
central Africa. A section of notes, with background information and interesting
tidbits about each culture, is offered in an appendix.