Baby Business


By Jasmine Seymour

For ages 3–6

Baby Business tells the story of the baby smoking ceremony that welcomes baby to country. The smoke is a blessing – it will protect the baby and remind them that they belong. This beautiful ritual is recounted in a way young children will completely relate to.

This book can be used alongside Storybook Lesson 17 in InitiaLit–Foundation (lesson available from the MultiLit Members’ Area).

Jasmine Seymour is a Darug woman and a descendant of Maria Lock, daughter of Yarramundi, the Boorooberongal Elder who had met Governor Phillip on the banks of the Hawkesbury in 1791. It is Jasmine's wish that through her books, everyone will know that the Darug mob are still here, still strong. Jasmine is a primary school teacher in the Hawkesbury area of NSW.
Winner of Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) 2020 Notable Book of the Year: Picture Book
Longlisted for the 2020 ABIA Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year
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