A perfect baby shower gift from a bestselling and beloved artist known for capturing the special moments of family life.
Where did you get those eyes so blue?
What makes the light in them sparkle and spin?
What makes your forehead so smooth and high?
The questions new parents ask as they look in amazement on their just-born child are celebrated and fancifully answered in this inspirational poem, brought for the first time to picture-book life.
George MacDonald's lovely ode to newborn babies is beautifully animated in soft colored pencil by a treasure of the children's book world, Jane Dyer. Feauturing a diverse cast of newborns, this classic, moving, and lightly spiritual poem marvels at the miracle of new life.
"Dyer's chubby, cherubic, multicultural babies are almost always cheerful as they tumble, roll, and float across the page. The most satisfying page for new caregivers may be the one featuring vignettes of babies cuddled by family members. This book may have the most appeal as a gift book for spiritually minded new parents."
"An exultant ode to newborns."
GEORGE MacDONALD (1824-1901) was a Scottish author, poet, and minister well known for his whimsical approach to fantasy literature, including the enduring classics The Princess and the Goblin and At the Back of the North Wind.
JANE DYER is the beloved illustrator of more than fifty picture books, including the New York Times bestselling Cookies series by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and I Love You Like Crazycakes by Rose Lewis, in addition to numerous other award winners. She currently lives in Northampton, MA.