You Were Loved Before You Were Born by Eve Bunting

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In glowing paintings and a gentle, soothing text, a family and neighbors prepare as a baby gets closer and closer to being born. Everyone loves the baby, even before he/she is born.

Everyone in the family, and all the neighbors, too, are getting the house and garden ready for the birth of this highly anticipated child. The baby's room is painted with rainbows and stars, special furniture is made and bought, a kite is made, local children create a welcome banner. It feels as if the entire world is waiting just for this one special baby to be born. And when it is born, the parents make this very, very clear: We loved you even before you were born...and we always will.

About Eve Bunting

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Eve Bunting is the award-winning author of scores of picture books and novels, including Smoky Night, winner of the Caldecott Medal. She lives with her husband in Pasadena, California. They have five grandchildren.
Published January 1, 2008 by The Blue Sky Press. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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In the mother’s voice, the narrative recounts how people loved this child: “Before you were born, you were loved by your aunt,” who paints the moon, stars and rainbow in the child’s room.

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Parents, grandmothers and grandfathers, cousins, neighbors, and even the family dog anticipate the arrival of the baby, and each adds something to build the loving world that will surround the child when he/she comes.

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