Books, like Nancy Tillman’s On The Night You Were Born are cherished. Regardless of which child of mine I have snuggled next to and read to, our time has been well spent. We read 20-minutes every night together, and the children all now read on their own.
A book has been my comfort when my children have been sick and there was nothing more I could do for them, aside from reading to them, offering us both comfort in some small way.
On the Night You Were Born is a reminder that each my children is a special kind of miracle. It is a book I read nearly every day of each of my children’s smaller days.
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.”
The poetic verse is touching and the illustrations are lovely. Both words and illustration have captured each of my children’s attention. After each reading, they beamed knowing that there was truth to the words and that they are a child of unique beauty. That they were my celebration.
This is one of my children’s favorite books from their childhood. I look forward to someday reading it to my grandchildren.
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.