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When the World Was Waiting for You Hardcover – March 1, 2011
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About the Author
Gillian Shields is the author of Bloomsbury's Mermaid SOS series, in
addition to other books for young children. She lives in England.
Anna Currey's warm, classic watercolor style has brought to life
many enchanting picture books. In her spare time she loves gardening and
traveling. Anna grew up in Ireland, and now lives in England, with her husband,
two daughters, a dog and a variety of goldfish.
Top Customer Reviews
So glad I got this as a baby is coming book!
The illustrations are beautiful, kind of summer-cottage-in-Cornwall, with thatched roofs and tall wildflowers; they cover the entire page. The text is simple and sweet, written in rhyme. The book itself appears to be well-made (time will tell, I guess): it's a sturdy hardback with a dust cover.
The only reaso I didn't give this 5 stars was because the vocabulary is really far too advanced for the "baby" to appreciate. It's really more for the parents or older siblings.
But, definitely a good purchase!
When the baby does arrive, the family is filled with joy. Small heads press in close, eager to see their sibling. Friends and extended family arrive from near and far, bearing gifts for the newest arrival. It is an exciting time for everyone. And when the visitors hare gone, the family is left to enjoy their new, dear baby.
This is a super sweet picture book. The illustrations are a little bit dreamy, just exactly how you picture things just before you become a parent. And somehow, even though your life is the furthest thing from peaceful when the baby does indeed arrive, reading this years later will help you fondly remember it as being a wonderfully magical time. Definitely the perfect baby shower gift.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A liitle complicated..and drags a bit..but still interesting mermaid storyPublished 12 months ago by Wysteria Sammers
Can't wait to read this sweet book to our baby on the way! Gillian Shields bunny books are very cute and the rhyming story is truly heartwarming. Would make a great shower gift!Published 21 months ago by Liz Rascher
I used this for children's time at my church to illustrate how waiting can be hard but worth it. The kids were not as into it as I was.Published 21 months ago by Debi Paulsen
Great story for dreamers! The entire series is fun and magical!Published on July 24, 2014 by TC Sayles
Lots of fun adventures! The whole series is great. My 9 year old daughter can't wait to finish one and start the next.Published on September 15, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I purchased this for myself and again for a friend of mine.
It is such a sweet story and exactly how I felt waiting for my first child to be born.