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Mama's Milk

Written by Michael Elsohn RossAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Michael Elsohn Ross
Illustrated by Ashley WolffAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ashley Wolff

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Celebrating the warm and loving bond between mammal mamas and their babies, this lushly illustrated, lyrical book shows little ones doing what comes naturally: nursing. A perfect choice for cuddling up with a breast-feeding child or the older sibling who wonders how the new baby gets fed. A tender look at humans and animals breast-feeding in their natural habitats. Promotes infant health and attachment parenting. A thoughtful, supportive gift for new and soon-to-be moms. Fascinating nursing facts included: Kangaroo milk is pink! Calf elephants may nurse up to 5 years!Reviews"There'¬?s nothing more natural than a baby nursing from its mother, and this theme serves as the inspiration for a moving tale that celebrates the miracle of breastfeeding. . . An ode to all things maternal."-Publishers Weekly"This cozy offering will be welcomed by parents who want to share the joy and naturalness of breastfeeding with their children."-Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha Public Library, WI School Library Journal
Michael Elsohn Ross|Ashley Wolff

About Michael Elsohn Ross

Michael Elsohn Ross - Mama's Milk
Michael Elsohn Ross is the award-winning author of over 40 books for young people. His bedtime book, Snug as a Bug, is a Bank Street College, Best Book of the Year. His newest books are Mama’s Milk and Play With Me.
Michael grew up in Huntington, New York. He had an early interest in art and nature. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Conservation of Natural resources in 1974 Michael moved to Yosemite National Park, CA.  He has worked as a naturalist and environmentalist in the park for 31 years. His work with adults and children has motivated him to create children’s books about the natural world. Over the last 20 years he has been promoting play-based science environments where young people can freely explore, question, and discover. Michael received his credential in Early Childhood Education from CSU Fresno in 1981. Over the years he has worked with very young children in a variety of programs. In the early 1990s he wrote garden-based science curriculum for Life Lab Science Program at UC Santa Cruz. As he field tested the curriculum and watched students, he became convinced that when children could engage in explorative play they would excel at scientific investigation. He became convinced that children are natural born scientists. Following this project he started work on a book that would celebrate scientists at play. The result was Sandbox Scientist (a Smithsonian Notable Book). This was followed by Cricketology, a Scientific American Young Reader’s award winner, and seven books in the Backyard Buddies series.  This series encourages children to answer their own questions about common “bugs” and provides examples of experiments devised by students at his local schools. Kitchen Lab, which landed on the Science Books & Film 2003 Best Books List, and the three other titles in the You Are the Scientist series follow the same approach with science that kids can do at home.

About Ashley Wolff

Ashley Wolff - Mama's Milk

Photo © Sabin Russell

Ashley has been an artist since she declared herself one at the age of 5. 
She grew up in Middlebury Vermont. Ashley’s ties to Vermont remain strong and she still spends part of every year in Middlebury.  Even as a high school student, Ashley planted a huge vegetable garden and had a “hot” compost pile in a chicken wire cage.
She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1979 and her first job after college was working as a graphic artist at a small newspaper in Vermont. There she met her husband, Sabin Russell and together they moved to San Francisco in 1980.
Sabin Russell is a reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle.
 Before becoming a full time author/illustrator, Ashley worked at The Pacific Sun newspaper in Marin County.  Throughout her years in California Ashley has continued to paint large-scale indoor and outdoor murals throughout the SF Bay area.
Ashley is the author and/or illustrator of over 55 children’s picture books including Baby Beluga, Stella and Roy Go Camping, Me Baby, You Baby, The Wild Little Horse, Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?, I Call My Grandma Nana and the beloved  Miss Bindergarten Series. Her books have won numerous state and national awards.
For 24 years one of Ashley’s favorite pastimes is traveling to schools all over the US, speaking to children about writing, drawing and using their imaginations to help them find their own paths to the future.
Ashley  lives next door to a community garden plot in San Francisco, has a large back yard garden and keeps 4 worm bins busy with her kitchen scraps.

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