when you were born . . . our hearts sang, our spirits soared . . .

by Emma Dodd – Templar Publishing, 2013
ages newborn to 5 years / heartwarmers

I came across this really sweet book at the library. It's a lovely collection of different animal and human parents telling their young ones what it felt like when they were born.

For the bear family it was:

When you were born the snow melted, the birds sang, the flowers grew.

For the owls:

When you were born our hearts sang, our spirits soared, our troubles flew.

When You Were Born is a short and simple book that speaks to the joy of welcoming a new child and captures the essence of a world made new because of new life.

With cute pictures and calm words, When You Were Born is a perfect snuggle-in bedtime book. It's wonderful for talking about what happened when your child was born or came into your life—and about the joy they bring to your world.

It’s especially lovely for an older sibling if there's a baby in the house—and it would make a great gift for new parents.


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