Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

On the Night You Were Born

On the Night You Were Born

Nancy Tillman
Board Book
For ages 3 to 5
Feiwel & Friends, 2010   ISBN: 978-0312601553

One night a new baby came into the world and that baby was you and you are unique, special and one of a kind. There has "never been anyone like you," and there never will be another like you again. In fact, you are so special that the moon, stars, wind and rain all celebrated your arrival and "whispered the sound of your wonderful name." Their whispers carried the news of your arrival far and wide, and soon many creatures were celebrating the news of your arrival or they were journeying to see you.

And now, even now, when you are older and when you wonder and worry about life and the world, when you feel small and unloved, all you have to do is look around you and you will be reminded that you are very special and loved and that nothing can take that away from you.

The wonderfully simple and yet profound message of self confidence, self esteem, and love that runs through this book is one which far too few of our children hear. All too often children are not told how special and wanted they are and this book is a must for any child's room as it gives words to feelings that are often hard to express.

Throughout the book magical multimedia illustrations rich in blues and golds perfectly accompany the lyrical and rhyming text.