cover image You Are Loved: Welcome Wishes for New Babies

You Are Loved: Welcome Wishes for New Babies

Nancy Tillman. Feiwel and Friends, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-250-18297-5

With euphoric, affirming verse and mixed-media art, Tillman (On the Night You Were Born) welcomes babies to a gentle, dreamlike world. Left-hand pages invite families to record their baby’s personal attributes, developmental milestones, and messages for the child to revisit: “Every night when we put you to bed/ we love to kiss the crown on your head.” Below the tender couplet is a space to write down “your favorite lullabies.” Gentle animals gather in mystical landscapes to celebrate: a zebra watches over a sleeping child wearing a sparkling crown; animals and a child gather in an open field, a kite trailing overhead. Tillman’s work makes no apologies for its sentimentality; fans will appreciate how the keepsake format enables them to personalize the expression of all-encompassing love. Ages 1–3. [em](Sept.) [/em]