Just Like You: Beautiful Babies Around the World

Just Like You: Beautiful Babies Around the World

by Marla Stewart Konrad, Lin Wang
     
 

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On the day you were born, God wrapped his gentle arms around the whole world. What do a crackling fire, a tinkling rattle, and beaded necklaces have in common? They are gifts welcoming brand-new babies into the world—babies just like you. Global families form the centerpiece of this heartwarming story that reminds us of the universal bonds between loved ones.

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On the day you were born, God wrapped his gentle arms around the whole world. What do a crackling fire, a tinkling rattle, and beaded necklaces have in common? They are gifts welcoming brand-new babies into the world—babies just like you. Global families form the centerpiece of this heartwarming story that reminds us of the universal bonds between loved ones. Discover celebrations of life from every continent, under the same sparkling stars, in this reassuring tribute to the all encompassing embrace of God’s love.

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Kirkus Reviews
This view of babies in different parts of the world and the ways in which their mothers love them and care for them offers a thoughtful, soothing text and warmly rendered illustrations full of culturally specific details. Each spread shows a newborn infant with its mother, with a comforting, repeated refrain describing each mother counting her baby's fingers and toes, whispering to the child and singing a lullaby. The following text about each baby gives more information about that child's family, home and environment and concludes with a repeated phrase counting each child by name as "a beautiful baby . . . just like you." Wang's design and soft-focus illustrations offer a montage of scenes specific to each infant, with a connecting device of sparkling stars in both text and art linking all the babies together. The concluding spread describes God's connection to all these babies and ends with the same mother and baby pair that began the story. This reassuring and quietly powerful book reminds readers in a gentle way that they have much in common with other children around the world. (author's note) (Picture book/religion. 3-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310714781
Publisher:
Zonderkidz
Publication date:
03/11/2010
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
273,544
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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“This book makes those who look through its pages aware that, in spite of whatever differences children have, the deep love of family is something that children everywhere have in common. It’s a good place to start in building global friendships and that’s why this book is important.”---Tony Campolo, Eastern University -- Tony Campolo

Meet the Author

Marla Stewart Konrad is keenly interested in global issues and has a special concern for the well-being of children. Her career as a speechwriter and communications professional has taken her to numerous countries in Asia and Africa. She lives near Toronto, Canada, with her family, and is the author of several books for children.

Lin Wang graduated from the prestigious Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China. Once a portrait painter, Lin now enjoys dedicating herself to children's book illustration. Several of her books have been published in many different countries and languages. Lin lives in California with her husband and children.

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