On the Day You Were Born

On the Day You Were Born

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by Debra Frasier
     
 

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A newly designed book and CD of a beloved classic. Debra Frasier’s simple words and radiant collages celebrate the earth and extend an exuberant welcome to each member of our human family. Accompanied by a glossary explaining such natural phenomena as gravity, tides, and migration, On the Day You Were Born affirms the special place each child holds in the

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A newly designed book and CD of a beloved classic. Debra Frasier’s simple words and radiant collages celebrate the earth and extend an exuberant welcome to each member of our human family. Accompanied by a glossary explaining such natural phenomena as gravity, tides, and migration, On the Day You Were Born affirms the special place each child holds in the world. This luminous new edition includes a note from the author, a refreshed design, and a musical CD with a reading of the story.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
For more than fifteen years, this book has been a favorite gift to give new and expectant parents to celebrate the birth of their child. All of the earth seemed to know about this momentous event as word spread among the animals and the sun, moon, and earth awaited the baby's arrival. The sun lit up the day, the moon the night and "offered to bring a full, bright face, each month to your windowsill…" How fascinating to think that this entire world was made for a human child to enjoy and to thrive. The joy is echoed by the people who also waited for this birth "‘Welcome to the green Earth,' the people sang, as they wrapped your wet, slippery body. And as they held you close…" Young ones will also enjoy the lovely story of how welcome they are.
Combs
This gentle, gorgeous picture book is a perfect gift for the family who has just welcomed a child into their circle. It's also a wonderful book to read aloud to children who have started asking "Where did I come from?" but aren't ready for scientific answers.
Alternative Family Magazine
From the Publisher

“A book filled with reverence for the natural order of the world and the place of the individual in it.”
School Library Journal

"Reading this picture book aloud to a child, even the most jaded among us may feel again the sheer miracle of our human existence. A+"
Entertainment Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152579951
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Lexile:
AD1080L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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From the Publisher
"A book filled with reverence for the natural order of the world and the place of the individual in it."—School Library Journal
 
"Reading this picture book aloud to a child, even the most jaded among us may feel again the sheer miracle of our human existence. A+ "—Entertainment Weekly

 

Meet the Author


DEBRA FRASIER'S debut picture book, On the Day You Were Born, has become a perennial classic for welcoming new babies and celebrating families. Her other books include Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster, A Birthday Cake is No Ordinary Cake, The Incredible Water Show, and Out of the Ocean. She was born and raised on the Atlantic coast of Florida and now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
www.debrafrasier.com

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On the Day You Were Born 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book for a new baby! I am sure it will become the favorite to read to the baby for years to come. In the back of the book, the author has explanations of each of the parts of nature that she mentions happening on 'the day you were born' ~ it is quite sweet!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If yuu want to make a child feel special, this book is a must. I read it for my son when he was 3 years old and we both loved it. We still read it once in a while and every time we finish the book, my son always smiles. He thinks this book was written just for him.
KOG More than 1 year ago
This is one of my very favorite books to give as a baby gift. We received it as a baby gift for our daughter and it became a much-loved book right away. I prefer the hard back book verses the board book because it gives educational information in the back. However, the board book is still a great book that will be enjoyed for years. The message is beautiful and so welcoming to the new addition to the family. It celebrates the child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some good friends gave us this book when my youngest son was born in 1994, and for many years it was a tradition to read it on his birthday (and many times throughout the year as well!) Now I give it as baby gift, along with the idea of the tradition we started and it's always very well received.

It's a beautiful story that helps us all realize that we are an important part of God's world!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautifully Written, a must for the new parents to be.....
Laughingfrog More than 1 year ago
This is my current favorite book for gift giving for new babies and small children. I am so happy that it now comes as a board book. The hard back is definitely worth the price for a permanent collection, but small children love to hear this and look at the pictures over and over, so the board book will get lots of use.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this book by chance. I had gotten some books as a baby gift and had to return some that I already had. I picked this book up off the shelf and quickly paged through it before deciding to buy it, not having any idea how great it was. I bawled the first time I read it to my newborn son. It still brings tears to both my husband and my eyes EVERY time we read it to our now 10-month old son. I highly recommed this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received this book as a gift when my now 5 year old daughter was born and I still cry everytime I read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i read this while i was pregnant with my long awaited first child. i got so emotional i put the book down and left the store- i was so embarrassed! i chalked it up to hormones. however, as i read this to my daughter each day i still get a lump in my throat. the miracle of her birth in relation to the miracle of the earth we live in continues to put life in perspective.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My niece is expecting for the first time and we had a baby shower for her. It was suggested to give a baby book instead of a card so I got this book for my Mom to give. My niece loved it, the illustrations and text are wonderful!!!
Mom-Cat More than 1 year ago
If you have a new baby in your circle or family and friends reach for this book or the companion "On the Night You were Born" as the perfect gift for a child. Both are books they will grow up enjoying hearing read aloud. I first read this book while I was teaching first grade. It was always gratifying to see how enthralled they were listening to a book that celebrated them. On the Day You Were Born celebrates the birth of a child with the entire universe. All the creatures of the Earth rejoice with the birth of a child. The text is poetic and the illustrations a re masterful! I love giving this book to new moms to read aloud to their babies.
R3R More than 1 year ago
I have given this book so many times as a gift for a newborn baby. Story is so wonderful. Everyone that has received it has given it rave reviews. You won't be sorry if you purchase this book.
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merlyn63 More than 1 year ago
I have given this book (and now book & CD) to all my friends who are new moms and their little ones. Usually I personalize the book because Frasier makes it easy to do! the story is the most heartwarming for young and old and the CD is a gentle lullaby. All the others are very darling newborn books but this is truly a treasure!
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I bought this for my newborn niece as a special book to commemorate her special day. It is a very sweet, charming book that she will cherish for years to come. Her big sister will soon be able to read the story to her, which is pretty neat. I would recommend this book and author to anyone who is looking for a gift for any child.
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Hard to get through this one without crying! Conveys a very "You are special" message through its descriptions of all the animals, plants and people that welcomed your child into the world as they were born.
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This book is a wonderful. I like the fact that it talks about the beauty of the world around us and how each baby should feel welcome in this world. It is very personal to you and your baby. Also a great gift.