When I Was Born by Isabel Minhós Martins

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All children love to hear the story of how they arrived in the world. When I Was Born revisits the adventure of discovering the world for the first time. Breathing, seeing, hearing, tasting, and touch are encountered afresh in this beautifully illustrated, poetic tale, reintroducing readers to the richness and delight of life. Children and adults alike will love award-winning illustrator Madalena Matoso's colorful and touching images, accompanied by a text that is ideal for reading aloud.

“This small gem by a Portuguese duo celebrates the wonder of mere existence.” –Publishers Weekly


About Isabel Minhós Martins

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Isabel Minhós Martins is a Portuguese author and publisher. Madalena Matoso's quirky and graphically striking imagery won her Portugal's coveted National Prize of Illustration in 2008.
Published February 1, 2011 by Tate. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.