On the Night You Were Born
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On the Night You Were Born

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On the night you were born,
the moon smiled with such wonder
that the stars peeked in to see you
and the night wind whispered.
"Life will never be the same."
On the night you were born, the whole world came alive with thanksgiving. The moon stayed up till morning. The geese flew home to celebrate. Polar bears danced.
On the night you were born you brought wonder and magic to the world. Here is a book that celebrates you. It is meant to be carried wherever life takes you, over all the roads, through all the years.
This debut picture book by Nancy Tillman has touched the hearts of readers of all ages, from the youngest readers, to new mothers, to grandparents. A New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestselling book, On the Night You Were Born is sure to be a beloved addition to family libraries.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 254 x 254 x 12.7mm | 317.51g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0312346069
  • 9780312346065
  • 3,403

About Nancy Tillman

Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the New York Times best-selling picture book On the Night You Were Born and its companion journal, The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby's First Year. Her other books include Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You, The Spirit of Christmas and Tumford the Terrible. A former advertising executive, Tillman now writes and illustrates full-time. She lives in Tualatin, Oregon.
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-This is one of those rare baby books that make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy.- --Publishers Weekly-A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child.- --Kirkus Reviews-Many parents will welcome this opportunity to tell their children how special and loved they are.- --Booklist-Rhyming text extols and celebrates the uniqueness of a newborn.- --School Library Journal "This is one of those rare baby books that make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy." --Publishers Weekly"A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child." --Kirkus Reviews"Many parents will welcome this opportunity to tell their children how special and loved they are." --Booklist"Rhyming text extols and celebrates the uniqueness of a newborn." --School Library Journal This is one of those rare baby books that make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy. Publishers Weekly A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child. Kirkus Reviews Many parents will welcome this opportunity to tell their children how special and loved they are. Booklist Rhyming text extols and celebrates the uniqueness of a newborn. School Library Journal" This is one of those rare baby books that make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy. "Publishers Weekly" A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child. "Kirkus Reviews" Many parents will welcome this opportunity to tell their children how special and loved they are. "Booklist" Rhyming text extols and celebrates the uniqueness of a newborn. "School Library Journal"" "This is one of those rare baby books that make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy." --Publishers Weekly"A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child." --Kirkus Reviews"Many parents will welcome this opportunity to tell their children how special and loved they are." --Booklist"Rhyming text extols and celebrates the uniqueness of a newborn." --School Library Journal Praise for "On the Night You Were Born" "This is one of those rare baby books that make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy." --Publishers Weekly"A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child." --Kirkus Reviews"Many parents will welcome this opportunity to tell their children how special and loved they are." --Booklist"Rhyming text extols and celebrates the uniqueness of a newborn." --School Library JournalPraise for" It's Time to Sleep, My Love: ""As in "On the Night You Were Born," the words directly address a young listener with comforting, fanciful imagery . . . Culminating in a final scene of a sleeping child in a floating bed under a watchful moon, this gentle, tender offering will buoy children with its strong messages of safety and love." --"Booklist""A luxuriant bedtime retreat for children and parents alike." --"Kirkus Reviews" Praise for "On the Night You Were Born" "This is one of those rare baby books that make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy."--Publishers Weekly"A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child."--Kirkus Reviews"Many parents will welcome this opportunity to tell their children how special and loved they are."--Booklist"Rhyming text extols and celebrates the uniqueness of a newborn."--School Library JournalPraise for" It's Time to Sleep, My Love: ""As in "On the Night You Were Born", the words directly address a young listener with comforting, fanciful imagery . . . Culminating in a final scene of a sleeping child in a floating bed under a watchful moon, this gentle, tender offering will buoy children with its strong messages of safety and love."--"Booklist""A luxuriant bedtime retreat for children and parents alike."--"Kirkus Reviews" Praise for "On the Night You Were Born": "This is one of those rare baby books that make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy."-Publishers Weekly"A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child."-Kirkus Reviews"Many parents will welcome this opportunity to tell their children how special and loved they are."-Booklist"Rhyming text extols and celebrates the uniqueness of a newborn."-School Library JournalPraise for" It's Time to Sleep, My Love: ""As in "On the Night You Were Born", the words directly address a young listener with comforting, fanciful imagery . . . Culminating in a final scene of a sleeping child in a floating bed under a watchful moon, this gentle, tender offering will buoy children with its strong messages of safety and love."-"Booklist""A luxuriant bedtime retreat for children and parents alike."-"Kirkus Reviews" Praise for "On the Night You Were Born": "This is one of those rare baby books that make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy."--Publishers Weekly"A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child."--Kirkus Reviews"Many parents will welcome this opportunity to tell their children how special and loved they are."--Booklist"Rhyming text extols and celebrates the uniqueness of a newborn."--School Library JournalPraise for" It's Time to Sleep, My Love: ""As in "On the Night You Were Born," the words directly address a young listener with comforting, fanciful imagery . . . Culminating in a final scene of a sleeping child in a floating bed under a watchful moon, this gentle, tender offering will buoy children with its strong messages of safety and love."--"Booklist""A luxuriant bedtime retreat for children and parents alike."--"Kirkus Reviews" Praise for "On the Night You Were Born": .,."one of those rare baby books that should make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy." --"Publishers Weekly""A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child . . . New parents and grandparents will get teary as they celebrate with the author the wonder and marvel that is their newborn baby, while young listeners will be thrilled at being the center of creation's attention . . . Perfect for lap sharing with a beloved little one." --Kirkus Reviews """" Praise for "On the Night You Were Born": .,."one of those rare baby books that should make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy." --"Publishers Weekly" "A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child . . . New parents and grandparents will get teary as they celebrate with the author the wonder and marvel that is their newborn baby, while young listeners will be thrilled at being the center of creation's attention . . . Perfect for lap sharing with a beloved little one." --Kirkus Reviews """"
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On the night you were born,

the moon smiled with such wonder

that the stars peeked in to see you

and the night wind whispered.

"Life will never be the same."



On the night you were born, the whole world came alive with thanksgiving. The moon stayed up till morning. The geese flew home to celebrate. Polar bears danced.

On the night you were born you brought wonder and magic to the world. Here is a book that celebrates you. It is meant to be carried wherever life takes you, over all the roads, through all the years.

Nancy Tillman is a successful greeting card designer and former advertising executive who created On the Night You Were Born to convey to children, at an early and impressionable age, that "You are the one and only ever you." Nancy Tillman lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and their two children.
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"You are the one and only ever you."
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Rating details

12,140 ratings
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5 59% (7,147)
4 23% (2,852)
3 13% (1,550)
2 4% (447)
1 1% (144)
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