Because You Are My Baby
By Sherry North
/ Illustrated by Marcellus Hall
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2008
*2008 NAPPA Gold Award*
If you were a sailor, an astronaut, or a genie, what would you do for your child? Because You Are My Baby explores the boundless love of parenthood through a series of wonderful, whimsical adventures.
Because You Are My Baby has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, South Florida Parenting, and on Lifetime television.
Praise for Because You Are My Baby
"When a book comes along that portrays [a mother's] powerful love in a fresh and spirited way, that's truly cause for celebration." Read more.
- The San Francisco Chronicle
“Author and illustrator present one powerful-thinking mom providing a world of intriguing choices for both little girls and boys... An energetic and inspiring testament to motherhood.”
- Kirkus Reviews
"This book is the perfect gift for the new mother. Text and illustrations beautifully describe the tender journey of the heart shared by mothers and their young children."
- Joy Cowley, author of Mrs. Wishy-Washy
"Carefully chosen words flow in lullaby-like rhythm. The pictures are delightful and engaging for young and the young at heart alike."
- Lori Ries, author of Aggie and Ben
"While the book’s theme has to do with a mother’s undying love for her child, an underlying message has to do with the many, many occupations mothers may have. We’re in the 21st century and the old roles are not the only roles for women."
- Peggy Dillner, University of Delaware