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Born

A picture book by John Sobol, illustrated by Cindy Derby.

John Sobol, illustrated by Cindy Derby

In this lyrical poem, author John Sobol brings us his imagined vision of a universal experience, that of being born. As she is born, the baby in this story goes through a time of intense movement and change before she takes her first breath and cries. Warm hands wrap her in a blanket, and she is held in loving arms. She has arrived!

Sobol captures the mystery and wonder of the birth experience in this deeply sympathetic tale. Reading this book together will enable children and their parents to celebrate the joy and emotional power of that remarkable moment.

Cindy Derby's soft, gentle illustrations beautifully complement the poem. (From Groundwood Books)

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