A celebration of the most magical holiday of the year, by the incomparable Nancy Tillman.
Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the New York Times best-selling picture book On the Night You Were Born and its companion journal, The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby's First Year. Her other books include Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You and Tumford the Terrible. A former advertising executive, Tillman now writes and illustrates full-time. She lives in Tualatin, Oregon.
"Tillman (On the Night You Were Born) expertly swirls together reality and fantasy--the narrator's child delights in the sight of the decorated tree, the lion lies down with the lamb--as is fitting for such a magical night." --Shelf Awareness "Handsomely illustrated, this Christmas book is bound to be hyped as the perfect seasonal gift. ...Tillman's sentimental sensibility and beautiful artwork ensure that this will become a popular choice at holiday time." --Booklist "A beautiful and timeless book." --School Library Journal "As the adult speaker of the story nods off in a comfy red chair, the Spirit of Christmas appears, ready to get the narrator in the holiday spirit. What follows is a buoyant, imagistic tribute to the season, as the Spirit lists joys both and intangible, before offering the reminder: 'Because it took nothing but love to begin it, / it's not really Christmas if love isn't in it.' Tillman's ethereal illustrations are surreal but captivating." --Publishers Weekly "Bestselling author Tillman offers a dreamlike interpretation of the collective spirit that permeates the holiday." --Kirkus Reviews "The wonderful colored illustrations convey a sense of joy and peace." --Children's Literature "This is one of those rare baby books that should make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy." --Publishers Weekly on On the Night You Were Born "A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child." --Kirkus Reviews on On the Night You Were Born "Many parents will welcome this opportunity to tell their children how special and loved they are." --Booklist on On the Night You Were Born