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A rhyming, light-hearted celebration of the different ways a family can grow.
A wish began your journey
And now that you are here
Our family has grown with love
With love for you, my dear.
This warm appreciation of love invites the youngest readers to share in the joy and excitement of expecting families. The lyrical, rhyming text subtly references pregnancy, surrogacy, and adoption, gently touching on the different ways a family can grow. The book’s celebratory yet comforting tone incites both appreciation and understanding, leaving readers with a lasting message of unconditional familial love. Includes a simple glossary at the end.
About the Authors
Dan Saks is a musician and music educator specializing in early childhood education. He has lived and taught in New York City, Mexico City, and Switzerland, and has traveled the world as a performing musician. He currently lives with his wife and two daughters in Brooklyn, New York, where he produces Noodle Loaf, a popular music education podcast for kids. A Top 10 Apple Podcast in Music Education for Kids and a 2020 Webby Honoree, Noodle Loaf brings families together to learn music fundamentals through play, laughter, and lots of fun.
Brooke Smart is an illustrator based in Sandy, Utah, where she spends her days gathering ideas for stories and her nights telling those stories with her pen and paintbrush, inspired by her daughter, the wildest and most creative three-year-old in the world. She earned a BFA in Illustration from Brigham Young University in 2007. Brooke recently won an honorable mention in the 2016 SCBWI Portfolio Showcase in New York City.