Before You Were Born (Hardcover)

Before You Were Born By Laura Cornell (Illustrator), Jennifer Davis Cover Image
By Laura Cornell (Illustrator), Jennifer Davis
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It's the mystery of mysteries for soon-to-be older siblings: what's going on inside a pregnant mother's belly? BEFORE YOU WERE BORN, a joyful lift-the-flap book for children, that tells the parallel story of mother and baby during the nine months of pregnancy.

Illustrated with full-color whimsy by Laura Cornell, whose delightful work is familiar to readers of Jamie Lee Curtis's Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born and When I Was Little, BEFORE YOU WERE BORN is a month-by-month countdown written in rhyming verse.

Each page shows what's happening to the mother on the outside and then, under the flap, in the mother's belly to the baby on the inside. Children learn how Mommy is feeling and how the baby is developing, about hiccups, kicks, and umbilical cords, a first heartbeat, and the contractions that mark the beginning of labor.

For expectant mothers and curious little kids, and especially for kids with siblings on the way, it is an interactive storybook that delivers delight and information and reassurance, too.

About the Author

Laura Cornell has illustrated all of Jamie Lee Curtis’s bestselling books. She lives in New York City.
Jennifer Davis, a mother of four, wrote Before You Were Born to answer the questions her older kids asked while she was pregnant. She lives in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780761112006
ISBN-10: 0761112006
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Publication Date: May 1st, 1998
Pages: 36
Language: English