Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Tonight You Are My Baby: Mary's Christmas Gift (HarperBlessings) Hardcover – September 30, 2008

4.7 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$16.00 $5.97

Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls by Raymond Arroyo
"Will Wilder" by Raymond Arroyo
Explore this featured new release in Religious Fiction. Learn more | See related books

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Tonight You Are My Baby is a wonderful story about the true meaning and miracle of Christmas.” (ReaderViews.com)

From the Back Cover

Tomorrow you will be king, But tonight you are my baby. For God blessed me with this quiet winter night As I am the first to see that you are the Light. The miracle of Christmas began with a mother and her child. With simple words and luminous paintings, the warmth and spirit of the first Christmas come alive in a book that is sure to be treasured by mothers and their young ones. --This text refers to the Board book edition.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Product Details

  • Age Range: 18 and up
  • Lexile Measure: AD910L (What's this?)
  • Series: HarperBlessings
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Gift edition (October 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061479977
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061479977
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,208,826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Jeannine Norris was inspired to write Tonight You Are My Baby when she became a mother and shared the miracle of Christmas with her own children. A portion of the proceeds from Tonight You Are My Baby are donated to At Least Kids, a foundation started by the Norris family to aid in research for pediatric brain tumors. Jeannine is an active speaker in the schools and frequently speaks to women's groups. She lives with her husband and children in Pennsylvania. Visit Jeannine online at www.jeanninenorris.com and At Least Kids at online at www.atleastkids.org.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
Although we have many versions of the Christmas story for children, Jeannine Q. Norris' retelling in verse is especially poignant. All mothers are awed by the birth of their children and Mary was especially in awe of her "baby" who would someday be a king. Tim Ladwig's illustrations truly capture the beauty of the relationship between mother and child as presented in this Nativity story told in poetic verse. This book is perfect to be read aloud to children from pre-school to grade 1. Second and third graders will enjoy reading the text themselves as will expectant mothers. Tonight You Are My Baby is a gift waiting to be unwrapped and would make a wonderful addition to any family's Christmas collection.
Comment 6 of 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Tonight You Are My Baby is a board book version of the 2008 picture book by the same title. The attractively illustrated little book will appeal to gift-giving grownups. The lengthy text has an adult tone, as in: "I pray for strength as all mothers sometimes do / And try to understand what will be asked of you." Some of the concepts are abstract, such as: "I look for answers in this crystal, chilly night." The viewpoint is adult throughout. It's a beautiful stocking-stuffer for a new mother. For toddlers, consider something more child-oriented, such as HarperFestival's older Christmas in the Manger.
Comment 6 of 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
TONIGHT YOU ARE MY BABY reads like poetry with lyrical language, and a repeating refrain, "Tomorrow you will be King, But tonight you are my baby.

What sets this book apart from other nativity stories is that it's told from Mary's viewpoint. "I kiss your tiny fingers and little perfect head, Lay you in the manger that tonight will be your bed."

I read it through twice, and on the third time simply looked at the gorgeous illustrations. This book would make a nice Christmas gift for the preschool set.
Comment 5 of 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
I discovered this book at the library during Advent and loved it so much that I bought a copy to bring out every Christmas season. The illustrations are fantastic! My toddler loved looking through this book, even if the text was a bit too old for her toddler attention span. The text was touching to me, as an adult and as a mother. So it is a book that can appeal to many age groups, as I can use the book to discuss Advent and Christmas with my toddler, my school agers, and in time the text itself will become something my children will understand and enjoy.
I look at this book as a nice addition to my holiday books that will be used for Advent devotions. This one in particular continues to stay out and accessible through Epiphany, offering opportunities to discuss the magi as well.
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
The premise of the book is unlike any book I've ever seen for kids. The story is Mary talking to her newly born baby Jesus. It is such a simple book with appropriate illustrations -- and -- not only did my 3 year old son enjoy it, but I did as well. This is a book not to be forgotten.
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
FINALLY, a book for my preschool grandchildren that explains the true meaning of Christmas. Jeannine Q. Norris captures a mother's love for her baby and shares it with her young audience in a delightful way. "Tonight You Are My Baby" is the book I have been looking for and one that I have already shared with two young children nestled on my lap.
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Hi Everyone - This is a delight to read to your Grandchildren.
Illustrations are beautiful - I would recommend this to all - for all ages. My grandchildren are between 1-1/2 years and 13 years - they wanted me to read it to them over and over. Thanks Janine for a lovely
book.
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Wow, we love this book! It captures the extraordinary miracle of a child being born in a way that allows the Grace of God to touch the reader and listener regardless of age. Thank you for this treasure. We give a copy to every expectant mother and grandmother we know!
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: you are my baby