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Up!

How Families Around the World Carry Their Little Ones

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Ashley Barron

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multigenerational, new baby, customs, traditions, anthropology
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publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
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Around the world, little ones are carried in many different ways: in slings, on shoulders, in backpacks, on hips, in baskets, and in loving arms. Up! depicts ten places around the world, from Afghanistan to northern Canada, Peru to West Africa. In each place, a mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, or sibling lovingly carries a baby.

With various family configurations and settings ranging from a busy outdoor market to a high-rise apartment kitchen, the book wholeheartedly celebrates diversity. Gorgeous cut-paper collage art adds warmth and brightness, and brings the lyrical text to life. Repetition of the phrase “Upsy-daisy” on each spread lends familiarity, and reminds readers that love for a little one is a universal feeling.

About the Authors

Susan Hughes

SUSAN HUGHES is the author of over 30 children’s books, including Off to Class and Making Canada Home. She is also a freelance editor and story coach for both novice and experienced writers. She lives with her family in a house with a bright red door in Toronto, Ontario.
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Ashley Barron

ASHLEY BARRON is a Toronto-based illustrator who specializes in cut-paper collage. Her award-winning illustrations have appeared in a variety of magazines, children’s publications, websites, posters, animations, and set designs. She has a deep appreciation for nature and finds inspiration in the vast Boreal Forest.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
2 to 5
Grade:
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Editorial Reviews

"Detailed illustrations of realistically diverse families elevate a simple concept. Ideal for sharing one-on-one with toddlers and preschoolers."

— School Library Journal

"A wonderful collection of vignettes from around the world...a global story of life and love."

— CanLit for Little Canadians

"Inclusivity is a hallmark of this book... A celebration of baby love as it's carried out all over the world."

— Kirkus Reviews

"An utterly charming and beautifully illustrated book that celebrates diversity in all forms while simultaneously exploring cultures around the world."

— Canadian Review of Materials

"The book makes a clear and pointed effort to promote all kinds of diversity and depict a variety of cultures in a beautiful and respectful light...the concept is very clever, and the three-dimensional cut-paper collage work is exquisitely textured and boldly colored. Barron's past awards are clearly warranted."

— Booklist

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