Enchantment and wonder: these are the words which best describe the picture books by Nancy Tillman. Dancing polar bears, sleeping in a tree with a fat panda, sleepy cows: this is the stuff of Tillman’s unusual books for children. The illustrations are breathtaking and the words are lyrical. The main message to children in Tillman’s book is “You are special and you are loved.”
There are several books to choose from, check out Nancy Tillman’s website.
‘On the Night You were Born opens with these words.
“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.’ This book makes a great gift for a new baby.