About this Book Do you remember the time you were born? Do you remember seeing for the first time, or hearing, tasting, touching or even breathing? When I Was Born is a beautifully illustrated poetic tale reintroducing readers to the richness and delight of life. Children and adults alike will love award-winning illustrator Madalena Matoso's colorful and touching images, accompanied by a text that is ideal for reading aloud.
Reviews from Around the World "With cheery, quirky illustrations, this charming book helps a child conceptualize the newness of the world they encounter both when they were first born and each and every day after that. I can imagine a preschool reader really responding to the illustrations - including one of a giraffe pooping (as watching the animals pass their food is one of my niece's favorite activities at the zoo, I bet she would love this too). It ends with: 'But one thing is certain. Each day I discover something new. And that is the most wonderful thing of all!'" - Cara Byrne, Goodreads
"This is a wonderful, poetic book all about a child's discovery of the world. A great new parent gift for parents who want to avoid saccharine titles. I'm fairly certain this is a translation into English, but for once it was superbly done (not always the case in picture books). I could hear the text so clearly, and the illustrations were simple, bright and graphic, whimsical and humorous. LOVE!" - Lindsay, Goodreads