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When the World Was Waiting for You

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When the World Was Waiting for You

By Gillian Shields; Anna Currey (Illustrator)

Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books, Hardcover, 9781599905310, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2011


"When the world"
"Was waiting for you, "
"The air was bright, "
"The sun seemed new..."

From readying the baby's crib to the very first visit from friends and family, "When the World Was Waiting for You" is a lyrical celebration of all the events surrounding a birth. Soothing, tender verse describes the joyful steps of welcoming baby to the family. Anna Currey's gentle illustrations of an adorable rabbit household perfectly complement the warmth of the text.

An ideal choice for baby showers, expectant parents, young children curious about their birth, and those who are about to welcome a new little sibling.

About the Author
Gillian Shields is the author of Bloomsbury's Mermaid SOS series, in

addition to other books for young children. She lives in England.

Anna Currey's warm, classic watercolor style has brought to life

many enchanting picture books. In her spare time she loves gardening and

traveling. Anna grew up in Ireland, and now lives in England, with her husband,

two daughters, a dog and a variety of goldfish.