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Publisher Comments:

We know our children are special, and now the incomparable Nancy Tillman expresses this universal feeling in the most touching of ways: Every child is born with a crown. The crown is everything that gives us unique value. Our crown will always be with us wherever we go, whatever we do.

Review:

"Tillman (On the Night You Were Born) continues her project of nurturing children's self-esteem, creating a cascade of dreamlike spreads to accompany verses assuring them that 'he world is a wonderland waiting for you.' Her familiar brand of atmospheric, digitally created images show children who wear crowns 'made up of sparkling, glimmering things/ like moonlight and fireflies, and dragonfly wings.' These children are not the only ones who wear a crown; every child has one, Tillman explains: 'No one's is brighter, no one's is duller./ It's only a crown of a different color.' Tillman's montages begin with an infant and toddlers, before showing older children perching in a tree house, riding a cheetah, leaping with gazelles, and wearing a cape made of butterflies that come to life and flitter away. There's something magical about the idea of intimacy with wild animals; spreads in which Tillman imagines such interactions, like the cover image of the child asleep astride a zebra, have special power, especially as they're rendered with photograph-like verisimilitude. Tillman's affirmations will please her loyal audience: 'Blink three times and... there you are!/ You are twinkling, little star!' Ages 4-8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"...this is soothing, visually attractive, and makes for a comforting bedtime read-aloud." Booklist

Review:

"Tillman adds another dreamy volume to her collection of self-esteem-building titles." School Library Journal

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"Parents and grandparents will love to read this aloud to their little ones..." Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the New York Times-bestselling picture book On the Night You Were Born, its companion journal, The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby’s First Year, The Spirit of Christmas, Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You (also a New York Times bestseller), and Tumford the Terrible. She also illustrated It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, by Eric Metaxas. Nancy lives in Portand, Oregon. Visit with her online at the Nancy Tillman Corner at www.mackids.com and at www.nancytillman.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312645212
Author:
Tillman, Nancy
Publisher:
Feiwel & Friends
Subject:
Situations / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.75 x 9.75 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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Product details 32 pages Feiwel & Friends - English 9780312645212 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Tillman (On the Night You Were Born) continues her project of nurturing children's self-esteem, creating a cascade of dreamlike spreads to accompany verses assuring them that 'he world is a wonderland waiting for you.' Her familiar brand of atmospheric, digitally created images show children who wear crowns 'made up of sparkling, glimmering things/ like moonlight and fireflies, and dragonfly wings.' These children are not the only ones who wear a crown; every child has one, Tillman explains: 'No one's is brighter, no one's is duller./ It's only a crown of a different color.' Tillman's montages begin with an infant and toddlers, before showing older children perching in a tree house, riding a cheetah, leaping with gazelles, and wearing a cape made of butterflies that come to life and flitter away. There's something magical about the idea of intimacy with wild animals; spreads in which Tillman imagines such interactions, like the cover image of the child asleep astride a zebra, have special power, especially as they're rendered with photograph-like verisimilitude. Tillman's affirmations will please her loyal audience: 'Blink three times and... there you are!/ You are twinkling, little star!' Ages 4-8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "...this is soothing, visually attractive, and makes for a comforting bedtime read-aloud."
"Review" by , "Tillman adds another dreamy volume to her collection of self-esteem-building titles."
"Review" by , "Parents and grandparents will love to read this aloud to their little ones..."
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