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On the Night You Were Born

by Nancy Tillman

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This book is about how the wind and rain rejoiced at the birth of a baby. The wind had made a song with the baby's name and it carried through the ocean and the trees. The song conituned until everyone on heard the song. Animals were so happy to hear the song they also celebrated in their own way. The book goes on to tell the baby how special he is and how marvelous the night he was born had been. This is a good example of fantasy because it has elements of magic. The media in this book is probably watercolor. Age Primary
  RachelDeardorff | Apr 20, 2017 |
We so love this story, the illustrations are beautiful and a work of their own. Love they rhyming verse. Brings tears to my eyes, the words are so heart felt. Nice book to have in a personal library collection, could be in a teacher's library to help with self-esteem and a reminder of home, as a lot of children have this book.
  kannefarmer | Dec 5, 2016 |
a fun book about all the different things that happened on the night you were born. (wind blowing across the world, animals enjoying their rest)
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  TUCC | Dec 2, 2016 |
A sweet story celebrating the arrival of the reader. Kids sometimes get lost in the day-to-day shuffle of busy, modern hectic life - and this makes a very young reader feel loved/special among nature.
  dineenvallance | Nov 29, 2016 |
On the Night You Were Born is a short bedtime story for children. Each page of the book depicts something that happened the night of the audience’s birth. The events tend to deal with something that is natural, beautiful, and breathtaking. The big message of the story is that he world was ready and excited for everyone that arrived here. The book is most suitable for younger readers—1st to 2nd. I enjoyed this book because of its simple structure and captivating illustrations. Simple structure is evident on the 3rd page of the book. The author starts a statement that spans over a few pages—“It sailed through the farmland high on the breeze.. over the ocean… and through the trees.” In addition, the story has captivating illustrations. Illustrations seem somewhat realistic and utilize soft, dark color tones ideal for bed time. For example, there is a page where the moon is hung in the corner of the page with a deep blue sky and a black ground as 2 white geese fly over. ( )
  NathanielWhiteley | Nov 17, 2016 |
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For you are fearfully and wonderfully made...Psalms 139
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To Tucker and Tess, who are fearfully and wonderfully made.
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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."
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312346069, Hardcover)

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.”

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.

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:20 -0400)

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The moon, wind, rain, and a variety of animals celebrate the special occasion that is the birth of a child.

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