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ON THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN

Author: Nancy Tillman

Illustrator: Nancy Tillman

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Publisher: Darling Press,

Material: hard cover

Summary: A parent describes what happened in the world the night their child was born, and how to look for signs that the world keeps celebrating how special the child is each and every day. This is an illustrated poem that engages young readers to participate in the story.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 6; read yourself: 9 to 12

Interest Level: 2 to 8

Reading Level: 3

Age of Child: Started reading with a 4-year-old child.

Young Reader Reaction: S/He liked the story and responding to the requests in the text (like wiggling toes).

Adult Reader Reaction: This is a beautiful poem with creative, incredible illustrations. It's nice to have poetry that doesn't need rhyming words for every verse. Although officially this is for children 4 to 8, it is truly for all ages: infant through grandparent!

Pros: The book engages readers and listeners and draws on all their senses. This would be a terrific book for adoptive families.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy! This is a book you will want to inscribe with a special note. It is a must have that children will treasure for many, many years.

If You Liked This Book, Try: TWO BIRTHDAYS FOR BETH   TELL ME AGAIN ABOUT THE NIGHT I WAS BORN   YOU WILL BE MY BABY EVEN WHEN

Educational Themes: This book is less about describing the events of birth than celebrating the special and unique qualities of each child. It creates a great opening for talking with children about why they think they're special.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, poetry, animal characters, family, adoption

Date(s) Reviewed: November 2005

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