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On the Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier
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On the Day You Were Born (1991)

by Debra Frasier

Other authors: Alma Flor Ada (Translator), F. Isabel Campoy (Translator)

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    The Apple Pie That Papa Baked by Lauren Thompson (lquilter)
    lquilter: Both "The Apple Pie That Papa Baked" and "On the Day You Were Born" do a good job of showing the interconnectedness of life, from the great to the small. Illustrations and style are quite different otherwise, but thematically very similar.
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In simple words and radiant collages, Debra Frasier celebrates the natural miracles of the earth and extends an exuberant welcome to each member of our human family. Accompanied by a detailed glossary explaining such natural phenomena as gravity, tides, and migration, this is an unforgettable book. “A book filled with reverence for the natural order of the world and the place of the individual in it.”--School Library Journal
  PSZC | May 4, 2019 |
added material: explanation of earth elements on each page.
  uucmp | Jun 28, 2018 |
This book described the different things that occur in the world while a child is not born yet. It starts off explaining how animals were migrating while the child was growing. How the earth was spinning and time was passing. It highlighted how the easy was preparing the gravity to keep the child on land and the oxygen for them to breathe. It talked about the moon and the sun and when they rise and set. It talked of the different types of weather and how the Earth was prepping for this child. It ended with people welcoming the child was they were born. Overall this boo was really interesting. It teaches young students about the Earth around them and how it works in an easy way to understand. In the back of the book, it even includes explanations of how the Earth completes each of the tasks on the pages. Overall, I really liked this book and would definitely read it to my future students. It can even be used to teach a science lesson. ( )
  KatelynPoore | Apr 2, 2018 |
Large picture book with bright illustrations describes in lyrical, brief text all the things happening in the natural Earth as a new baby is welcomed onto the planet.
  Lake_Oswego_UCC | Jul 9, 2017 |
discusses what the different things around the world were doing on the day that you were born (the trees were taking in sunlight)
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  TUCC | Nov 4, 2016 |
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Ada, Alma FlorTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Campoy, F. IsabelTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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With special thanks to Allyn Johnston, for her steadfast editing and long-distance bird-watching. --D.F.
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On the day you were born
the round planet Earth
turned toward your morning sky,
whirling past darkness,
spinning the night into light.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0152579958, Hardcover)

Welcome a special baby to the world with the beautiful, award-winning celebration of new life by Debra Frasier (On the Day You Were Born)--and a soft, cozy receiving blanket printed with birds and stars. This tasteful gift set is perfect for expectant parents. The book features cut-paper illustrations of the natural world in rich blues, bright yellows, earthy greens, and warm reds. Lyrical text rejoices in a baby's birth: "'Welcome to the spinning world,' the people sang, / as they washed your new, tiny hands.... / And as they held you close / they whispered into your open, curving ear, / 'We are so glad you've come!'" Parents, friends, and grandparents can read the gentle story aloud as they hold baby in the lovely 30-by-40-inch, 100 percent cotton washable blanket. --Emilie Coulter

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The earth celebrates the birth of a newborn baby.

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