Industrial-Sized Deals Shop all Back to School Shop Men's Hightops Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon Fidlar $5 Off Fire TV Stick Grocery Shop Popular Services hog hog hog  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Shop Now Deal of the Day
Qty:1
  • List Price: $6.99
  • Save: $1.02 (15%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 12 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Cradle Me has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Cradle Me Board book – January 15, 2012

9 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
Board book
"Please retry"
$5.97
$4.47 $1.97

Press Here
Press Here
Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey. Each page instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next. Hardcover | More for ages 3-5
$5.97 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 12 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Cradle Me + Carry me (Babies Everywhere) + Global Babies
Price for all three: $18.27

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

Star Bright Books has done a heckuva job with diversity in their board books lately. Last year s My Face Book was particularly well done, showing a child with down syndrome amongst all the other kids. And Babies, Babies! by Debby Slier is unique because without making a big point about it, all the children in this book are African-American. Cradle Me is one of the more interesting titles, featuring different tribes of Native American babies with their own distinct cradle boards. One of these babies could be seen in the previously published board book Global Babies where she looked particularly grumpy. She s not much cheerier here and indeed most of the babies in the book seem kinda dour at first. That s probably a lot to do with how young they are. The back of the book explains each tribe that each child is from, which was good. More to the point, the small fry in my household is gaga over this book. She ll read it on her own if you hand it to her and that, as far as I m concerned, is the mark of a good book. Best of all, it has the Debbie Reese seal of approval. --Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal

It is impossible for me not to have positive feelings when I look at the faces of babies. Debby Slier's Cradle Me had me happily gazing at the faces of babies from eleven different tribal nations in their cradle boards. nside are babies in their cradleboards, smiling, frowning, peeking, touching, crying, yawning, thinking, looking, sleepy, and sleeping. Beneath each of those words is a line for a parent/librarian/teacher to write that word in--perhaps--the Native language of the child the book is being used with. It is a powerful book because the images are photos, not drawings, and because Slier included a two-page spread that specifies each baby's tribal nation.

When you use the book, make sure you use present tense verbs! I recommend it and think you'll enjoy it, too. --Debbie Reese, American Indians in Children's Literature

It is impossible for me not to have positive feelings when I look at the faces of babies. Debby Slier's Cradle Me had me happily gazing at the faces of babies from eleven different tribal nations in their cradle boards. nside are babies in their cradleboards, smiling, frowning, peeking, touching, crying, yawning, thinking, looking, sleepy, and sleeping. Beneath each of those words is a line for a parent/librarian/teacher to write that word in--perhaps--the Native language of the child the book is being used with. It is a powerful book because the images are photos, not drawings, and because Slier included a two-page spread that specifies each baby's tribal nation.

When you use the book, make sure you use present tense verbs! I recommend it and think you'll enjoy it, too. --Debbie Reese, American Indians in Children's Literature

About the Author

Debby Slier has worked as a bookseller and editor and is the author of over 50 children's books. She lives in Massachusetts where she spends much of her time gardening.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Board book: 14 pages
  • Publisher: Starbright Books; Brdbk edition (January 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595722742
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595722744
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,831 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
67%
4 star
33%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 9 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Heather Pearson on May 1, 2012
Format: Board book
I was immediately attracted to the bright colourful pages in this board book. Each page features a baby in a cradle board. This is the traditional method of many American Indian and other First Nations tribes for safely securing and transporting their babies. While each cradle board serves the same purpose of keeping a baby safe, that's where the similarities end. Each is shaped and decorated in a style of that particular tribe. At the back of the book, there are thumbnail pictures of each board indentifying to which tribe it belongs. The colours are bright and inviting. The babies have been photographed with a different facial expressions and the description is printed large at the bottom of the page. There is a space for the reader to write in the translation of that word into their language.

My children loved board books with photos of babies. They would look at them again and again, never seeming to tire of them. As a parent, you could use this book for further activities such as asking your child to point out particular colours, comparing what is the same in the various cradle boards and then what is different. It would be fun to draw an outline of a cradle board and then help your child decorate it either your tribal or cultural designs.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wayne S. Walker on April 21, 2012
Format: Board book
Are Native American babies any different from other babies? While Native Americans may have different cultural traditions, a baby's smile is the same the wide world over. One Native American practice that endures to this day is that of carrying babies safely and comfortably in cradle boards close to their mothers. Each cradle board is personalized and varies from tribe to tribe in style and material used. This board book shows babies from different tribes in their unique cradle boards as they smile or frown, cry or yawn, look or sleep. There is a fill-in-the-line feature that enables readers to translate the words into their own dialect. A portion of the profits from Cradle Me is donated to the National Indian Child Care Association. Babies love to look at other babies, and they will love this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Amazon Customer on October 4, 2012
Format: Board book
This is such a sweet little book. My 2 year-old loves to look at pictures of babies, and on every page he pointed and declared,"BABY!" The cradle boards from various tribes on each page were colorful and beautiful, and I loved that at the back it told which tribe had created the various boards. So cool to see the vast differences in style and colors among the common tradition of cradle boards. Really a neat book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Board book
Cradle Me by Debby Slier
Native American families have a way of carrying their infants and this
book shows the different tribes and how they carry them to keep them
close to the mothers body and keep the baby happy.
The cradle board is blessed prior to placing the baby in it.
Each board is personalized for each tribe.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
Our family can't stop smiling over these adorable babies and their beautiful cradle boards! Our little one really takes his time to study each face, so cute.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Cradle Me
This item: Cradle Me
Price: $5.97
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?