On the Night You Were Born

On the Night You Were Born

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A beautiful and poignant celebration of the birth--and worth--of every child. Now in board book format!

On the night you were born, you brought wonder and magic to the world. The moon stayed up till morning. Polar bears danced.

Here is a book that celebrates the one and only ever you! Now available in its entirety in board book format, Nancy Tillman's New York Times-bestselling masterpiece is perfect for acknowledging the special people in our lives that they are loved.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Board book | 32 pages
  • 161 x 169 x 17mm | 319g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0312601557
  • 9780312601553
  • 519

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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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Back cover copy

"You are the one and only "ever" you."
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Review quote

"This is 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." --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
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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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Rating details

14,081 ratings
4.35 out of 5 stars
5 59% (8,357)
4 23% (3,261)
3 13% (1,787)
2 4% (507)
1 1% (169)

Our customer reviews

This is a lovely book to read to your child, with a beautiful sentiment attached. I am really happy to have purchased this for my 26 month old and 6 month old daughters in board book format. This book would make a wonderful gift for newborn babies. Highly recommended.show more
by Diana Boswarva
This is a wonderful book, I think I've bought 3 copies so far and still have a list of children I intend to buy it for! Every child should have this book to remind them how special they are. I've read it so many times, I think I know it by heart and yet I never tire of reading it :)show more
by Anne-Maree
This is a beautiful little board book to read to baby. We use this as part of her bedtime routine and as soon as we read this one, she snuggles right in. It's a very sweet story about how special baby is, because "On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder, the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered life will never be the same. Because there had never been anyone quite like you ever before. So enchanted with you were the wind and the rain that they whispered the sound of your wonderful name! Not once had there been such eyes, such a nose! Such silly wiggly wonderful toes. When the polar bears heard, they danced until dawn. From far away places the geese flew home....." and so it continues. it's a very sweet book and I highly recommend itshow more
by Brooke
I bought this book as a board book and I absolutely love to read it to my son! My favourite thing about this book is how it describes how unique and wonderful every child is. I still tear up every time I read it. I hope its the kind of book which they memorise and remember even as adults!show more
by Zhen-Nih Jones
I am very happy with the book and my children like it too.show more
by Valentina V Kotelevskaya
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