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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Carry Me - Multicultural Children's Book Day Book Review

Carry Me is a board book in the Babies Everywhere Series from Star Bright Books. Like other books celebrating Multicultural Children's Book Day, what we have below is a review of the title. This book has about a dozen different varieties though. In addition to it being available in English, you can also pick up a version that is French/English, Spanish/English, Chinese/English, Amharic/English, Somali/English, Haitian Creole/English, Vietnamese/English, Portuguese/English, and Spanish.

The Carry Me book is twenty pages long and shows eight pairs of pages of babies being carried. Each pair of pages shows a different way that babies are carried, like on your chest, in a backpack, and tucked in a blanket. The nice thing about the book is it shows how things are done internationally, not just here in the states. On the ninth set of pages, it shows where each baby is from. While six pages are in the US, you also have babies in China, Ecuador, England, Scotland, Kenya, Peru, Russia, and Scotland. It is a great way to expose your child early to the world at large and the uniqueness each country's culture offers.
In the non-English versions of the book, instead of the side by side pages showing how the children are carried, instead they just repeat the Carry Me verbiage in the other language. You don't get as much of the vocabulary building of the single language titles, but you still get the diversity of the world aspect of it.

If you're interested in exposing your child to that diversity of the world at large, you'll love this book to read to your child. These books also make great gifts for the 0-2 crowd. You'll also love the publisher Star Bright Books. While this book is ONLY available in ten different language versions, they have different books in a total of twenty-eight different combinations.

Be sure to stop by the Multicultural Children's Book Day blog to check out the giveaways, Twitter Party, and other events going on. You'll also find reviews for a ton of other multicultural books.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/18) is in its 5th year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators.  

Current Sponsors:  MCBD 2018 is honored to have some amazing Sponsors on board.

2018 MCBD Medallion Sponsors

2018 Author Sponsors
Author Janet Balletta, Author Susan Bernardo,  Author Carmen Bernier-Grand, Author Tasheba Berry-McLaren and Space2Launch, Bollywood Groove Books, Author Anne Broyles,  Author Kathleen Burkinshaw, Author Eugenia Chu, Author Lesa Cline-Ransome, Author Medeia Cohan and Shade 7 Publishing, Desi Babies, Author Dani Dixon and Tumble Creek Press, Author Judy Dodge Cummings, Author D.G. Driver, Author Nicole Fenner and Sister Girl Publishing, Debbi Michiko Florence, Author Josh Funk, Author Maria Gianferrari, Author Daphnie Glenn, Globe Smart Kids, Author Kimberly Gordon Biddle, Author Quentin Holmes, Author Esther Iverem, Jennifer Joseph: Alphabet Oddities, Author Kizzie Jones, Author Faith L Justice , Author P.J. LaRue and, Author Karen Leggett Abouraya, Author Sylvia Liu, Author Sherri Maret, Author Melissa Martin Ph.D., Author Lesli Mitchell, Pinky Mukhi and We Are One, Author Miranda Paul, Author Carlotta Penn, Real Dads Read, Greg Ransom, Author Sandra L. Richards, RealMVPKids Author Andrea Scott, Alva Sachs and Three Wishes Publishing, Shelly Bean the Sports Queen,  Author Sarah Stevenson, Author Gayle H. Swift Author Elsa Takaoka, Author Christine Taylor-Butler, Nicholette Thomas and  MFL Publishing  Author Andrea Y. Wang, Author Jane Whittingham  Author Natasha Yim
We’d like to also give a shout-out to MCBD’s impressive CoHost Team who not only hosts the book review link-up on celebration day, but who also works tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts HERE.

TWITTER PARTY Sponsored by Scholastic Book Clubs: MCBD’s super-popular (and crazy-fun) annual Twitter Party will be held 1/27/18 at 9:00pm.
Join the conversation and win one of 12-5 book bundles and one Grand Prize Book Bundle (12 books) that will be given away at the party!
Free Multicultural Books for Teachers:
Free Empathy Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators:
Hashtag: Don’t forget to connect with us on social media and be sure and look for/use our official hashtag #ReadYourWorld.

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  1. This looks so sweet! I'm glad to see it's available in different languages. I carried my babies on my back.

  2. I practiced attachment parenting when my kids were babies and carried them everywhere using the baby sling. I loved it. It's interesting how it's so common in many cultures.

  3. Such a sweet book. Thanks so much for your review and for celebrating Multicultural Children's Book Day with us.

  4. LOVE ! Have you seen that movie that's about babies in different countries?