I received a copy of Mama Midwife from the author, Christy Tyner, for review here on Bellies and Babies. I was so excited to see this book in the mail, as I am a sucker for kids' books.
The book is a whimsical and realistic look at the life of one young girl (Miso) and her mom, who
happens to be a midwife. As Miso is having a sleepover with her friends, her mom is called out to a birth. It tells the story of her friends learning about what a midwife does and even follows Miso to her first 'sibling-doula' job with one of her mom's client's daughters.
My children adored this book when I read it to them, the only thing my eldest didn't like was the 'random dream scene'. They all particularly appreciated how it shows children, in a gentle way, some of the common tasks of a midwife. This familiarity will help children to prepare for their own sibling's births and visits from their midwife.
It's a delightful, sweet, gentle look at the everyday miracle which is birth and midwifery.
You can win a copy of Mama Midwife for yourself. All you have to do to enter the drawing is follow these three steps:
- Like Mama Midwife on Facebook.
- Share one of your favorite blog posts from Bellies and Babies on Facebook.
- Tell me you did both in a comment, along with a link to your post on Facebook.
This giveaway will close on 7/18 and a name will be drawn on 7/21. Good luck!