These Words I Shaped For You by Megan MerchantThese Words I Shaped For You by Megan Merchant

These Words I Shaped For You

byMegan MerchantIllustratorBasak Agaoglu

Board Book | December 26, 2017

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A loving, lyrical ode to the bond shared between mother and child in the tradition of You Are My I Love You and On the Night You Were Born.

Before you were born, you fit into the round fullness of my belly
and when I dreamt I sent words like love to keep you safe.

And when I first touched your tiny hand to mine,
I drew a heart inside your palm for you to hold.

There is no love more beautiful, more pure, than the deep-rooted love shared between parent and child. Told with vivid, poetic language, and accompanied by Basak Agaoglu's adorable, child-friendly art, Megan Merchant infuses genuine warmth and compassion in this celebration of a mother's heartfelt affection for her child. Whether it's Mother's day, Valentine's Day, graduation, or just an ordinary day, this is the perfect book to share with the people in our lives we cherish most.
Megan Merchant ( is a poet and translator, whose work has appeared in The Atlanta Review, Kennesaw Review, Margie, International Poetry Review and The Poetry of Yoga. She holds a MFA degree from UNLV and was the winner of the Las Vegas Poets Prize. She is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Grave...
Title:These Words I Shaped For YouFormat:Board BookDimensions:30 pages, 6.63 × 5.56 × 0.59 inPublished:December 26, 2017Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:039917253X

ISBN - 13:9780399172533