I Loved You Before You Were Born

I Loved You Before You Were Born


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I Loved You Before You Were Born by Anne Bowen, Greg Shed

“Just right for sharing on Grandma’s lap.” (Publishers Weekly)

A loving grandmother eagerly awaits the arrival of her grandchild. She dreams of the baby's soft sighs, sweet smells, and tiny toes, and imagines the infant smiling, rolling over, and crawling for the first time.

Finally, the baby arrives and Grandma is ready with a very special message: Even before you were born, I was your grandma and I loved you.

With soft but realistic watercolor illustrations and sentimental and lyrical text, I Loved You Before You Were Born perfectly captures a grandmother’s feelings as she anticipates the birth of her grandchild.

A perfect gift for baby showers and for Grandparents Day!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064436311
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/30/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 130,934
Product dimensions: 8.52(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Anne Bower was inspired to write I Loved You Before You Were Born while she waited for and wondered about her first grandchild. She has been a teacher for twenty-five years, working with both hearingimpaired and hearing children, and was chosen as the 1996-1997 Utah Language Arts Teacher of the Year. Ms. Bowen is passionate about reading and enjoys sharing her love of literature and beautiful language with her students. She has two sons and one granddaughter and lives with her husband in Ogden, Utah.

Greg Shed has illustrated many books for children, including The Language of Doves by Rosemary Wells and Dandelions by Eve Bunting. He lives in his hometown of San Diego, California.

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I Loved You Before You Were Born 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
ASDgma More than 1 year ago
I found this book when I was hunting for new baby books for my two "step" grandsons. I wanted "first & second time around" brother books for them and was delighted to find this treasure for my impending "bio" grand-daughter. I read it in B&N and cried right there in the store! I have since started buying a copy for all my friends as they become grandmothers. A beautiful plus is that it is about a grandmother reflecting to the baby about her own child, a son, which was the case for me!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this to give to my MIL when we make our 'announcement'. It fit our family perfectly and I can't wait. My MIL will *love* it.
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Have bought this special book for all my four newborn grandchildren. Have started a tradition.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a gift I gave myself when my son was expecting his first child. I now give it as a shower gift to the mother of the expected baby's father. It is a book every Grandma will cherish.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am soon going to become a grandmother for the first time. I wanted to give my daughter and new grandchild a book to let him/her (we don't know yet if it's a boy or girl) that 'I Loved You Before You Were Born' When I saw this book, I knew I had to order it. What a disappointment when it made reference to the fact that it was written as if I were the father's mother. Unfortunately I had to return the book and am now looking for another one to give my new grandchild. The book should have been more generic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How about if this book is bought by the maternal grandmother? That was my case, when i got home a found out that the grandma in the book was the Paternal one, i felt cheated,but....I KEPT THE BOOK ANY WAY
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the sweetest books I have ever read about children and families. The eloquence and the love shown in this book is remarkable. I have given one to every Grandmother I know. This is a must have for bedtime stories.