On The Night You Were Born by Nancy TillmanOn The Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman

On The Night You Were Born

byNancy TillmanIllustratorNancy Tillman

Hardcover | October 17, 2006

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On the night you were born,
the moon smiled with such wonder
that the stars peeked in to see you
and the night wind whispered.
"Life will never be the same."

On the night you were born, the whole world came alive with thanksgiving. The moon stayed up till morning. The geese flew home to celebrate. Polar bears danced.

On the night you were born you brought wonder and magic to the world. Here is a book that celebrates you. It is meant to be carried wherever life takes you, over all the roads, through all the years.

This debut picture book by Nancy Tillman has touched the hearts of readers of all ages, from the youngest readers, to new mothers, to grandparents. A New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestselling book, On the Night You Were Born is sure to be a beloved addition to family libraries.

Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the New York Times best-selling picture book On the Night You Were Born and its companion journal, The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby's First Year. Her other books include Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You, The Spirit of Christmas and Tumford the Terrible. A former advert...
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Title:On The Night You Were BornFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.1 × 10.14 × 0.39 inPublished:October 17, 2006Publisher:Feiwel & FriendsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312346069

ISBN - 13:9780312346065

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from On the night that you were born Great story and magical illustrations. At first I found the illustrations a bit weird, but they are actually a perfect type for the story.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful story This is such a beautiful story with amazing illustrations. I do find it a bit wordy to read to a toddler and I am sure she will appreciate the story more in a few years.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Beautiful. Really Thoughtful. What a sweet book. It was bought for me when I was pregnant for my baby and I have since continued to give it to other new moms to share with their kids. Wonderful book.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful illustrations Beautiful illustrations. Original and a great gift for any child. I enjoyed reading it to my kids every night.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Different Find this book to be different from others that I own. Love the illustrations, and enjoy reading it to my little one.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family favorit Lovely book that has become a family favorite at bedtime.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful gift I was given this book as a gift for my first baby. Two more babies and its still our go to bed time story.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from :) sweet book, great baby shower gift.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mixed Feelings The book is lovely with pretty illustrations; however, I feel it appeals more to the sentimental side of parents or grandparents and less to the interests of a young child. I wonder too about the theme of giving the impression that the night of your child's birth is somehow more exceptional than the birth of any other child.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful A gorgeous story and beautifully illustrated.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely imagetry and beautiful words. My children have a few of Nancy Tillman's books, and they are lovely. They bring tears to my eyes when I am reading them to my children. These are books we will be reading for some time.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful illustrations This is a very sweet book. We enjoy it a lot.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute story! Love the story and pictures!
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Sweetest I received this book as a baby shower gift and just love it. Have bought several others from the collection and love the sweetest of these books while enjoying cuddles with the little one. We will be reading this for some time :)
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely book. Always like to tuck one of these in with baby shower gifts. A good start to a child's book collection.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from beautiful story for baby's first library love reading this story to the little one - beautiful story and sentiment.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful book A beautifully written book. A great gift for a baby shower or newborn.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My child loves this title Her favourite bedtime story - brings calm and makes the night so enjoyable for all of us
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book to read I bought this to read to my son and I am glad I did. It does reflect how I felt on the night my son was born.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE I gave this book to both my sisters when they had their little ones. It's such a sweet and adorable book. It makes the one being read to feel more special and gives them that warm feel that they are loved.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great baby shower gift Perfect story to read to little ones. My little on loves story time so its great to read over and over
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Shower Gift I received this book as a gift when my daughter was born and it is now my go to baby shower gift. So well written and such a beautiful message. Should be a staple in every child's library.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! Nancy Tillman has such a way with words! A beautiful book loved by my little one!
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So beautiful This is such a sweet little book! Must read!
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS IS A GREAT BOOK! Love this book, I bought this book for my granddaughter and she loves it . We read it all the time!
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go to baby shower gift I absolutely adore this book. Beautiful words about a beautiful moment in life. Gets me every time I read it and always a hit with first time parents.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from On the Night You Were Born... Mommy screamed for 10 hours straight. Where's that book at? Seriously though, this book is delightful. Must read to your little ones.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the sweetest! One of the sweetest books we came across when our now toddler was born! It makes my heart ache in a good way every time we read it together. This would make a wonderful baby shower gift!
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book quickly became a bedtime story must. Not only do the words captivate you but the artistic pictures are great for kids. It has become a baby shower gift essential.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Sweet! A must for any baby shower gift. All new Mom's should get a copy of this book!
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great First Book We really enjoy reading this book to our infant. The combination of words and artwork are beautiful. We will be able to discuss the book artistically as well as the meaning as our child grows.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect For Gifts (or keeping for yourself!) This is the perfect little book to put in a shower gift. So touching and rhythmic to read. Not only do my kids love the gentle song like words, they LOVE the artful pictures. Lots of beautiful animals.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute I think this book is more for the parent reading it to their child than it is for the child, but still a cute read
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh my heart! Bought this book & matching Polar Bear stuffed animal for my goddaughter 7 years ago.. and history repeated itself this past Christmas for my own boy. Great gift idea & like her other books - it tugs at the heartstrings.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got as a gift When I read this to my little one he always asks did polar bears dance on the night I was born? And what about the moon Mommy? I always tell him yes they did and many more magical things happened! Great book and makes a great gift!
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful book I bought this for my son when he was born. Think it makes a great keepsake. Something he can pass down to his kid. The pictures and wording are beautiful and sentimental.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from cute kiddo loves it #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice poetry and pictures It is absolutely beautiful book with nice poetry. However, my toddler was not interested in it. I think this book is more for older children who can appreciate its meaning
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Love this book! I have been reading this to my daughter since she was a baby! Beautiful book describing a mothers love for her child! A must have!
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from terrific great read for the whole family
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely We received this book as a gift. It has a whimsical yet beautiful mysterious feel to it and it's lovely to read. I really like the illustration and the different way it will make you think!
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable This book is heartwarming, lovely and a great story for kids
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mom's Fav! Oh I love this book! Great writing and art! Whenever we have anyone in the family that delivers a baby at night I run to buy this book to add to their gift!
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cute love this one, very cute story
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely What a beautiful book for any baby (mine was born in the evening, not at night). I love the sweet little rhymes and how it is interactive.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a keeper!! Bought this book to read to my son when he was only 2 months old, hes 8 months now and he still enjoys me reading it to him, its got a beautiful flow and message, a keeper for sure!
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Perfectly beautiful way to say I love you. The person will be reminded daily, through nature, that they are loved.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from touched book for mind lovely book and touched my mind
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely heartfelt book Absolutely love this book- such a heartfelt message
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have The perfect shower gift addition
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute! Gifted this book to a good friend of mine, but took a read beforehand!
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go to gift This is one of my go-to baby shower gifts. Such a great book!
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Calming Book This is one of our favourite books in our 1 year old daughter's extensive collection. It is meaningful and the use of words is calming. We love it
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great! so cute for my baby she loves it
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect! I got this book on a wime when I was first pregnant. When I read it the first itme it was just perfect and I read it to both my boys every night! It makes them feel special because its all about how the events around us are there to celebrate them!
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A family favourite I include a copy of this book with every gift for new baby. I think that the parents enjoy it as much as the little ones.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely book My sons love this book. It has beautiful, dreamy illustrations, each of which may prompt your child to tell his own little story. The words (much less of a story than one prolonged affirmation) reinforce the love the reader has for the child. A sweet book and a great gender-neutral baby shower gift.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Love it! I have repurchased and gifted this book to new parents countless times because of its beautiful message and sweet illustrations.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful A soothing read before bedtime. Makes my baby smile and calms her. Beautiful illustrations.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!! great for a baby shower gift
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love I bought a bunch of these baby books for a good friend of mine, but ofcourse I had to take a peek first and loved them!
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful welcome book for baby This story is right up there with Guess How Much I Love You. It's what I give to second babies in a family as their first book.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book! I bought this book and you get really attached to it. Amazing.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a beautiful story I was given this as a baby shower gift, and now I buy it for all my friends when they have babies.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic! I have this in my baby's library and I get it for all my friends who have babies. Simply love it.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful This is a lovely story, with beautiful illustrations. A great book to give as a gift to a new parent.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Love all Tillman illustrations. Writing bit too complex for infants
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely my favourite Nancy Tillman book The best gift for a baby shower or newborn!
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Read I purchased this book for a coworker who is expecting. Beautifully written book.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic My husband and I both love to read this to our children. It's a sweet love letter to baby. My older daughter loves the pictures and our baby loves the soothing rhythm. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful Beautiful book! Love all her books however not meant for babies/infants. they get distracted before I finish reading the page
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice story Beautiful story and text, pictures are too busy for my one year old
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from gave as gift i always like to give books for children's gifts or baby shower gifts. adorable story #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Gift This was a gift from my parents to my daughter when she was born. It's a very nice book and makes a good gift.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet words! Bought this for my niece is a gift on the day she was born. The words are very sweet.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Illustration are not as interesting for the kids Love the words; I could read this book every day but my toddlers never really liked the illustrations and as are result it sits on a shelf largely unread.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful All of Nancy Tillman's books are stunning in their artwork and touching in their storylines. This book is no exception. Each book let's your child know that they "are loved" in its own special way.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awww <3 So happy I bought this! What a beautiful way to tell someone they are special! The first time I read this to my daughter, She cried and wanted me to read it 3 more times!
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caution: Do not read while pregnant - you'll cry! There, I said it. You've been warned! I still tear up reading this one to my littles most days. Beautiful story and gorgeous illustrations! Perfect baby shower gift.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My FAVOURITE Nancy Tillman book! A friend of mine actually gave be this book at my baby shower. I read it while pregnant and cried! Not sure if it was just the hormones. I have read it to my daughter several times and I tear up almost every time I read it. It is a very special book and I plan on reading it to her often as she grows up!
Date published: 2016-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Love, love, love this book! Beautiful illustrations and such an endearing message! Highly recommended!
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little teary eyed. Used the book as my gift tag on a shower gift for my daughter who is expecting our first grand child. Cried a little in the store when I purchased it and expect to do so while reading it to her. But in a good way!
Date published: 2014-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I bought this book a month ago and my son was three months old at that time, he absolutly adores it, he becomes so quiet when I read this book to him. Highly recommend.Great buy.
Date published: 2014-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it I bought this book to give to my grandson (yet to be born.....soon though) when he is to be born. I read the book when I got it and was very moved by it, and I know that my daughter will treasure this one always.
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely beautiful I bought this book for my niece's first baby. It is beautiful and every baby should have it.
Date published: 2014-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great illustrations and creative imagination I bought this book for my son when he was 1, but he didn't start liking it until about 2 weeks ago (he just turned 2). He really focuses on the story and fully understands it at this point. He loves the animations and likes counting the ducks, lady bugs and crows in the book, but his favorite part is when we say his name out loud and when it's time to wiggle his toes!
Date published: 2014-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful book and illustrations This book speaks exactly how any parent feels about there new child, SPECIAL! The rhymes are magical and I never grow bored of reading this book. What else makes this book great is that once your child understands what they are reading it gives them a reason for seeing the polar bears asleep at the zoo, "because they were up all night dancing for you!" Just love it!
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My heart is officially warmed!!! Bought this wonderful story for 3 month old daughter for a Christmas gift! I wish I could start reading it to her tonight!!!
Date published: 2012-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely Story I bought this book online as a gift for a new baby based on the reviews I read on this website. It is a lovely little story and I was happy to send it on to the new mom. For information purposes: it does have a bible verse on the inside front cover and mentions heaven on the last page. (I would have liked to have known this before I purchased the book.)
Date published: 2012-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Is Truly a Keeper This book can be read to a little one many times over. It will prove to boost the ego and make the little one feel super special. The earlier the better!
Date published: 2012-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Wonderful Book & Keepsake This is a wonderfully written baby board book. The pages are very thick and sturdy and I am sure that they will hold up to many years of wear and tear. The words in this book are beautiful. This is the first book I bought my new baby Granddaughter and I made sure to inscribe a dediction in the front. This would make an amazing baby shower gift for anyone and every baby should know someone loves her/him and this book lets them know they are loved and cherished. This is a MUST BUY item.
Date published: 2012-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Book! I bought this book for my godchilds first birthday. He will be turning 3 in two weeks. We read it together when I'm over before he goes to bed. He never tires of it and I am guarenteed to tear up! I love him more than anything and this book summed everything up that I feel for him. A definate must buy for a special child in your life!
Date published: 2010-06-03

Read from the Book

On the night you were born,

the moon smiled with such wonder

that the stars peeked in to see you

and the night wind whispered.

“Life will never be the same.”

 

Because there had never been anyone like you . . . ever in the world.

Editorial Reviews

"This is one of those rare baby books that make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy." -Publishers Weekly

"A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child." -Kirkus Reviews

"Many parents will welcome this opportunity to tell their children how special and loved they are." -Booklist

"Rhyming text extols and celebrates the uniqueness of a newborn." -School Library Journal