Just Like You: Beautiful Babies Around The World by Marla Stewart KonradJust Like You: Beautiful Babies Around The World by Marla Stewart Konrad

Just Like You: Beautiful Babies Around The World

byMarla Stewart KonradIllustratorLin Wang

Hardcover | March 30, 2010

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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.

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 Wa...
Title:Just Like You: Beautiful Babies Around The WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.25 × 9.25 × 0.25 inPublished:March 30, 2010Publisher:ZonderkidzLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310714788

ISBN - 13:9780310714781


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love Those Beautiful Babies! ust Like You is a strikingly beautiful picture book from Zondervan that celebrates the births of babies all around the world. Each baby is given a two-page spread that describes the arrival of the baby in a different culture and geographical location. The unique baby-welcoming traditions are shared, and the joy that new life brings into the world is clearly expressed. The gentle message that God loves babies everywhere and sees them as a precious gift is clearly conveyed. The child that is being read the story is also specifically celebrated and referenced through the many “just like you” statements throughout the book, and more specifically in the mother who is narrating the story thanking God for the blessing of her new child. This is definitely a book for mothers to read their beloved children, and – I’ll be honest – it’s a bit of a tearjerker. I simply can’t read about the joy and delights of babies being born without shedding a few tears. After reading the book through by myself first, I wasn’t sure if my children would really enjoy it. But they did. Beautiful artwork of cute babies was enough to convince my three little girls that this was a book worthy of their attention. Illustrator Lin Wang has provided such lustrous, textured paintings of babies from around the world that the artwork alone is worth the asking price. Just Like You would make a wonderful gift for a new mother (and her baby), and also serves as a very gentle introduction to some of the similarities and differences of regions around the world in both their geography and culture. Reviewed at quiverfullfamily.com
Date published: 2010-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Travel around the world with your little one! Cradle you little one and discover the similarities in births around the world. This beautiful book will bring you to North America, China, the Amazon forest, Russia, the Arctic, Egypt, South Africa, India and Australia for a special trip around the world. Each set of pages illustrate and present a new baby born on the same day but in various places from around the world. The images illustrate the text and will help your little one to see the difference between the kids born in different countries. Each special child is showed being love by his/her entourage and how special his/her birth was. The illustrations are stunning and will bring smiles in the face of your little one. My sweet little daughter, who is two, kept saying baby every time there was a new baby from a different country. She loves to pick up the book and look at the pictures every time she can put her hands on it. In celebration of the publication of Just Like You, Zonderkids is donating 10,000$ to World Vision, an organization dedicated to helping children and communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty.
Date published: 2010-05-04

Editorial 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.. This reassuring and quietly powerful book reminds readers in a gentle way that they have much in common with other children around the world."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