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On the Night You Were Born Hardcover – 17 Oct 2006

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (17 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780312346065
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312346065
  • ASIN: 0312346069
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 1 x 25.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 376,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for Nancy Tillman: This is one of those rare baby books that should make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy.--Publishers Weekly, for On the Night You Were Born A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child.--Kirkus Reviews for On the Night You Were Born. Many parents will welcome this opportunity to tell their children how special and loved they are--Booklist for On the Night You Were Born. 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 for It's Time to Sleep, My Love. A luxuriant bedtime retreat for children and parents alike.--Kirkus Reviews for It's Time to Sleep, My Love. A beautiful and timeless book.--School Library Journal for The Spirit of Christmas. Bestselling author Tillman offers a dreamlike interpretation of the collective spirit that permeates the holiday.Kirkus Reviews for The Spirit of Christmas --Various --This text refers to the Board book edition.

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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. --This text refers to the Board book edition.

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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 he the same." Read the first page
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By M. L. Owen on 25 Jun. 2011
Format: Hardcover
I found and bought this book for my 3 year old a few months after her little sister was born. With all the fuss that comes with a newborn I felt she was feeling a bit left out and so gave her this book and it has done wonders for her self esteem. It's a special story that we say was written about her, it's a pleasure to read and the words are so true in a parents eyes. She loves this story and I love to read it to her at bedtime. It's a lovely way to end the day and definately re-inforces to children just how special, unique and loved by everyone they are. This is a firm favourite of my daughters.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Gail Cooke TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 7 Nov. 2007
Format: Hardcover
How reassuring, empowering, and life enhancing for a child to be told that he or she is so very special that "You are the one and only ever you." This is precisely what Nancy Tillman does in her beautifully illustrated picture book for the very young. Each page and full page color painting reenforces the idea of how unique and wonderful each person is.

Ms. Tillman opens her narrative with "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,' Because there had never been anyone like you...ever in the world."

As we reach the closing of this heartening story we are reminded that the world has never known "a you" and it never will again.

On the Night You Were Born is a celebration of our uniqueness as well as a validation of our worth. A wonderful reminder for all!

- Gail Cooke
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jenna on 19 Nov. 2011
Format: Board book
I purchased this book for my daughter after reading another review on here. I am so glad I purchased it. My daughter is only 2 and a half and absolutely loves it. I tell her it was written all about her. This book could be read to any child from any situation/back round, it definitely makes her feel special.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Zanna on 20 May 2014
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
fabulously illustrated,lovely words,moving,touching. If we all felt as loved and as wanted like this,then the World would be a better place.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Hilary Strickland on 4 Sept. 2009
Format: Hardcover
I originally bought this book while in Toronto visiting my daughter and my grandson who was 4 at the time. He and I read the book together quite a few times at that time and he was entranced to be told how special he was and how the world welcomed his arrival. I keep the book in Toronto and when we visit there he asks me to read it with him again and again and we discuss the celebration of his birth, how there is only one person like him in the world and how much he is loved.

I have two other younger grandsons here in England and have recently bought a copy of this beautiful book for each of them. As they become old enough to appreciate the story, the sentiments and the illustrations I hope to be able to read this with them too and will keep their copies myself to share with them as I have the oldest grandson.

I would recommend 'On the Night You Were Born' to anyone who wants to share these sort of sentiments with a very special child.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Seonagh on 13 Oct. 2011
Format: Board book
Bought this book for my new born son and it felt as if the author had been reading my mind when she penned this. A stunning gift for a child and a lovely story to read aloud to your little one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Avasophia on 20 May 2014
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I buy this book for every new born baby I know and it never fails to make every new mummy and usually daddy she'd a tear!
Buy this book if you never buy another for tour baby!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G. Thompson on 11 Dec. 2011
Format: Board book
I think this is a beautifully written book and has a lovely sentiment. I will enjoy reading it with my child. However it does have a slightly religious (Christian) feel to it which may not be to everyone's taste.
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