Saturday, June 12, 2010

On the Night You Were Born


On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman is a must-have for your child's library.

It's one of those books that I'd bought and had forgotten about... Josh asked me for a "surprise" book one night when he was 2.5 years old and I dug this out.

We sat down to read and it was such a 'magical' session for both of us. I won't ruin the surprise for you, but suffice it to say that it is a very wonderful book and both you and your child will be touched by the beauty and magic of this book. The smile on Josh's face as we read was priceless. I could tell that reading this book together made him feel very special.

I’d read On the Night You Were Born to Josh so many times when he was younger and each time we’d read it together, it still held the same magic as the first time I’d read it to him.  Last night, when we were choosing books for bedtime, I’d offered to read this book to Zoë.  She had the same quiet wonder on her face that Josh would have whenever we’d read the book.  And I found myself transported again by the magic, by the celebration as I read the book to her.

This book would make a wonderful gift for a new mother (regardless of the number of babies that she has already had before).  It is a most lovely read for parent/child.  Perfect for bedtime reading, as your child sits snugly on your lap with your arms around him/her as you read in awe-filled hushed tones about the night your child was born…


  1. Awwwwwwww What a cute book! I need some of those in my house. The ones I had are gone because the kids either took them with them or lost in the moving. Have a nice day! Stop by if you get a chance.

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  3. I LOVE this book. It's one of my faves.

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  4. Ahhh I *LOVE LOVE LOVE* this book, and I read it everyday to my little guy. This book is so magical, and the illustrations are amazing. Glad someone else acknowledged the awesomeness of it.

  5. This entire series is adorable. great keepsakes to pass on or gift to a new mom, or your own mom.