This is a gorgeous book about the miracle of birth. It can help children realize how truly cherished and special they are by witnessing all of creation celebrating their arrival. The book can serve as a springboard for an adoption story or simply explaining how parents celebrated the birth of their little one. It's a book that works equally well for adopted and non-adopted children and it's gender neutral. While I believe this book is best suited for kids 18 months and older, I read it to my one year old and he seems to enjoy it. I think it's an example of children's literature at it's best. I can't see me ever getting rid of this book.
I ordered the book on the recommendation of a friend. My little grand daughter is only 6 months old and right now she's more interested in tasting the pages than looking at them, but I predict that this will become one of her most requested books.
Initially, I ordered one book for my newborn nephew during the Christmas season. After reading it myself, memories from long ago filled my head and tears came to my eyes. I immediately ordered three more AND also ordered two other titles, ("Someday" and "I Will Hold You When You Sleep".) I only wish "On The Night..." was available 21 years ago when my son was born. In time, when my son honors me with grandchildren, THIS Gramma will be well prepared. (I neatly tucked one away!!) I'll be reading the other two titles when visiting my nieces this Spring. Something tells me to be prepared to place another book order, but that's okay with me, (I enjoy being the FAVORITE Auntie!!)
Absolutely a wonderful children's literature book. I purchased this book for my grandson, my sixth grandchild, but truly special as each and every child is. This book captivates the birth date of each and every child who is brought into our world and exemplifies the specialness of all children.
This has got to be the Best book ever for a new additon to any family...... I bought it for my grandaughter when she was born and plan to buy one and add it to every baby gift I give. It is such a special book to have (and give) It will let your child know just how special they are...What could be more important than that! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
This is a fantastic book! my granddaughter loves it and I take great pleasure in letting her know how special her name and her birth are. She enjoys it when I read it at bedtime. I think this would make a great keepsake gift for new babies.