Before You Were Here, Mi Amor
Viking Children's Books - Illustrated by Santiago Cohen
WASHINGTON STATE BOOK AWARD (2010)
"Best for Babies"
FROM THE BOOK JACKET
"Before you were here, tu papi carved a mecedora from the wood of an old walnut tree so you and I could rock and cuddle together."
The members of a familia lovingly prepare for a new bebé. A tenderly written story, with Spanish words throughout, tells readers how
Mami is eating healthy food, Papi is building a rocking chair, Abuela is painting elefantes and tigres in the nursery, and the
hermano and hermana are helping with baby names. With its vibrant and warm illustrations, this debut picture book is perfect for
expectant parents or children curious about the time before they were here.
Members of a familia lovingly prepare for a new bebé. A tenderly written story, with Spanish words interspersed, tells
all the things one family does to welcome a new child into the world. Find out more
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