When You Were Born

ABOUT THE BOOKAIllustrated by E.B. Lewis | Caligraphy by Judythe Sieck When You Were Born, by Dianna Hutts Aston
With tender poetry and evocative paintings, this book captures the sense of reverence that will resonate with anyone who has gazed into the eyes of a newborn child.
“Sure to have a huge audience.” - Kirkus Reviews
“Perfect for one-on-one sharing, this lovely book has a universality that gives it broad appeal.” - School Library Journal
“With breathtaking paintings and a lilting, poetic text, Aston and Lewis present a book that sparkles with the beauty and grace of the subject it celebrates, a newborn child..” - Starred review, Publisher’s Weekly
“Aston’s simple poetry captures the joy and wonder of birth and the physical detail of the infant’s fragility and strength (“kissing your downy head . . . your curled fists”). Lewis’ full-page watercolor-and-marker paintings, worlds away from his usual realism, are exuberantly impressionistic in style, reminiscent of Matisse and the magic realism of Chagall.” - Booklist