Nancy Tillman books are truly beautiful in both text and illustrations. The rhythmic tone and message of love and value will leave a child peaceful and loved. Many of these are available in board books including her most popular - On the Night You Were Born.
From babies to children to youth and even adults her poetry and illustrations will be a balm to their soul.
The perfect baby shower gift book begins...
On the night you were born,
the moon smiled with such wonder
that the stars peeked in to see you
and the night wind whispered,
"Life will never be the same."
Because there had never been anyone like you... ever in the world.
Nancy Tillman books speak love and worth to children. Her illustrations are truly majestic.
Because of the beauty of both, these books will be enjoyed by any age. I would invest in a few board books for young children such as babies and toddlers, but you will also want to have a few Nancy Tillman books in their full hardback form to keep for years to come. It will be an art gallery you and your child will enjoy over and over!
Rhythm & Rhyme - Science has shown us that both the rhythm of reading and the sound of your voice impacts a child's brain development as well as laying neural pathway foundations for reading.
Nancy Tillman books have illustrations of such beauty and detail they open a window to a world of art. Think of each book as a small art gallery full of discovery for young minds.
She also brings the beauty of different ethnicities and uniqueness of people to her books. The children inhabiting the pages of her books include a variety of skin tones, boys and girls, and my favorite is her illustration of a down syndrome child. Her books display the beauty found in each uniqueness and difference.
The message of Nancy Tillman books speaks value and love into a child's life. Just as sitting and reading any book with a child tells them they matter, the text of these put it into words to match.
Psalm 139 is a beautiful chapter to share with a child. It compliments the special messages found in Nancy Tillman books.
1 "You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you."