On the Night You Were Born, Board book

On the Night You Were Born Board book

4.5 out of 5 (6 ratings)


On the night you were born, you brought wonder and magic to the world. The moon stayed up till morning. Polar bears danced.

Here is a book that celebrates the one and only ever you! Now available in its entirety in board book format, Nancy Tillman's masterpiece is perfect for acknowledging the special people in our lives that they are loved.


  • Format: Board book
  • Pages: 32 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780312601553



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This beautiful poem picture book is about all the wild things things that heard the name of a baby being born. It is lovely, Liam doesn't understand the text at all, but finds the pictures very interesting, full of detail to notice on repeated readings.

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Wonderful. Lyric poetry that sends you soaring and fills you with love. The baby might not understand until later, but Mommies and Daddies will smile with recognition.

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My Review: This is a sweet, adorable book that relates the events that occurred on the day the reader/child/niece was born, including smiling moons, watching stars, and dancing bears, as each is amazed at the wonder of a new and unique being being brought onto the earth. Accompanied by lovely artwork, the book just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, because I honestly believe my niece is a wonder, as I'm sure all aunties do and all parents, too (look, I'm rhyming!).My Niece's Review: Captivating. She quieted down and tamed her wiggles for the duration of the reading. She's fond of music, so I think she liked the sing-song quality of the rhymes.

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This beautifully written and illustrated children's book is a great read to young children about the uniqueness of the night he/she was born. Throughout every page their are musical notes that give this story a lyrical feel as we see polar bears dance, geese fly home, the moon stay up all night, and other "unique" things that can help the child about the special night he/she was born. Such a great book for parents to read to their children.

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I never heard about this book before a friend gave my family a duplicate copy, and this is a shame. Nancy Tillman wrote a gorgeous story about the beauty and love of each special child born into this world. The story is framed in poetry to organize its text, but the author does it right. Yes, many of the sentences rhyme, but the rhythm of the words is fluid, organic, and the rhymes accentuate the lyricism instead of feeling forced. As to the content, it is dreamy and soothing, in keeping with the tone of the poetry. The book describes how natural phenomena were moved by the birth of the child, addressed in second person so the text can apply to any child being read to, as animals and the moon and wind and stars gather to admire the tiny new baby. The author ends with exhorting the child to know that whenever she or he see the moon staying up until morning, or bears sleeping at the zoo, or hear geese honking in the sky, to know that all of it is indicative of how special and how loved the child is. This story is very touching, it actually brought me to the edge of crying.As this is a picture book, the art is a big element, of equal weight with the text. The illustrations are bright and saturated, with plenty of shades of golden yellow and deep blue. They appear to be watercolors blended with other mediums (my artistic expertise is very amateur), and they evoke lullabies and the stunning beauty of glorious days and enchanting nights. I appreciated the music notes that float across many of the pages, in accord with the story line that the the magical and musical sound of the baby's name is whispered through the wind. The pictures perfectly complement the text. I also loved the Bible verse that starts the book (For you are fearfully and wonderfully made), and the small but bold note in the center of the blank page at the end of the book (You are loved). From start to finish this is a lovely book, not especially profound or deep, but brimming with love. I wish I had this book at the birth of my first daughter, but still am reading it to them even now, big girls that they are.

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