Breasts (My Body Science)
I have to admit that the title caught my attention. I wasn't sure what to expect when I saw the cover with a line drawing of a pair of breasts. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I read the text. Using very simple terms and language, the author successfully introduces young children to this body part. Genichiro Yagyu explains the different parts of the breast and how breast milk is made. She discusses the benefits of breast milk and the experience of breast feeding through the eyes of both mother and baby. My daughter, who often looked at me quizzically as I nursed her younger brother and sister, began to really grasp an understanding of breast feeding. The book also freshened her memories. When describing the sound that a baby makes when nursing, the author uses the phrase, "glug, glug, glug." My daughter jumped up and said, "That's exactly how Sophie sounded, Mom!"