Debra Frasier's modern classic On the Day You Were Born has been welcoming babies into the world for more than a decade--and has sold over a million copies. Now this favorite hardcover book comes to life with a musical CD featuring an original composition by Matthew Smith to accompany the author's moving narration.
The spinning earth, the glowing moon, the rising tides--each natural wonder appears in an evocative instrumental arrangement that makes for a moving and memorable gift, perfect to celebrate the arrival of every new baby.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Edition description:||BOOK & CD|
|Product dimensions:||11.26(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.44(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
DEBRA FRASIER is the creator of Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster and its companion book, The Incredible Water Show, as well as Out of the Ocean. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
MATTHEW SMITH is a composer and musician as well as a painter who has exhibited his work in both New York and Minneapolis. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
What People are Saying About This
"A book filled with reverence for the natural order of the world and the place of the individual in it."School Library Journal
"Reading this picture book aloud to a child, even the most jaded among us may feel again the sheer miracle of our human existence. A+ "Entertainment Weekly
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We love this book, but if you can get the version that has the CD included it's even better. The 1st track is the author narrating the story, then there are additional music tracks that are really wonderful!
Frasier's short, simple story recounts all the beautiful things that happen around the Earth and in the solar system on the day that the reader was born. She talks about the happiness that spread within the animals and the people, how the Earth and the sun prepared to greet their new child, and how all the parts of nature did their job in order to properly welcome their new friend. The story ends with the reader being welcomed into the world by their loving family and friends.
A sweet story that celebrates the birth of new additions to our families and the miracles of the natural phenomena of our Earth.