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
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Publishers Weekly
Offering a curious amalgam of the mystical and the scientific, Frasier's first picture book is a paean to nature and to birth. The poetic text explains how the sun, moon, ocean tides, rain, trees, air, animals and people of the world work together to create a welcoming setting for a baby's arrival. Young readers will find Frasier's rhythmic passages soothing, if not always entirely comprehensible: "On the day you were born the Moon pulled on the ocean below, and, wave by wave, a rising tide washed the beaches clean for your footprints. . . ." The volume concludes with notes on the natural and technical phenomena mentioned in the text, including animal migration, the rotation of the earth, gravity, stellar constellations and precipitation. Illustrating this unusual book, Frasier's paper collages feature a mostly muted palette of earth tones that is somewhat lacking in child appeal. Though it might spark interesting discussions with an older child, this work will be over the heads of little ones. All ages.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.