Jasmine Seymour, Baby Business, Magabala Books, June 2019, 32pp., RRP $24.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781925768671
Baby Business is Jasmine Seymour’s first picture book and it is hard to imagine it will be her last. It is a wonderfully gentle book about a traditional baby smoking ceremony. The book invites the reader to enter into the experience through the use of Darug words, a step-by-step explanation of the ceremony, and beautiful illustrations. Jasmine’s passion for her culture and heritage shine through in her writing and illustrations.
I would recommend this book for educators, parents and carers, and children (aged 3+ years). It is a simple yet powerful resource that educates the reader and leaves you feeling as though you are part of something bigger.