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Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9.00 X 9.00 X 0.14 (inches)
“Just right for sharing on Grandma’s lap.” (Publishers Weekly)
A loving grandmother eagerly awaits the arrival of her grandchild. She dreams of the baby's soft sighs, sweet smells, and tiny toes, and imagines the infant smiling, rolling over, and crawling for the first time.
Finally, the baby arrives and Grandma is ready with a very special message: Even before you were born, I was your grandma and I loved you.
With soft but realistic watercolor illustrations and sentimental and lyrical text, I Loved You Before You Were Born perfectly captures a grandmother’s feelings as she anticipates the birth of her grandchild.
Anne Bower was inspired to write I Loved You Before You Were Born while she waited for and wondered about her first grandchild. She has been a teacher for twenty-five years, working with both hearingimpaired and hearing children, and was chosen as the 1996-1997 Utah Language Arts Teacher of the Year. Ms. Bowen is passionate about reading and enjoys sharing her love of literature and beautiful language with her students. She has two sons and one granddaughter and lives with her husband in Ogden, Utah.
Greg Shed has illustrated many books for children, including The Language of Doves by Rosemary Wells and Dandelions by Eve Bunting. He lives in his hometown of San Diego, California.