This book provides a wonderful example of linking theory to practice. Through her detailed observations and captivating photographs, Toni Christie breathes life into the concepts of respect, free movement, and primary caregiving. The text and photographs within this book make a very clear statement about peace and respect. The message that permeates throughout the book is how peaceful and respectful teachers and environments can positively enhance the daily emotional functioning of young children. What a most welcome book this is! Toni has provided a readable and practical guide for early childhood teachers interested in respectful practices with our very youngest citizens: babies.