The Crown on Your Head

By Nancy Tillman (Feiwel and Friends)

A beautiful, soulful baby book about the magnificence of each child, who is born with a sparkling, glimmering crown of ‘moonlight, fireflies and dragonfly wings’ on their heads – their souls. There is a gentle quality to the rhyming text that feels intimate and magical – a special bed time book to share.  Although it’s aimed at ages 0-4, I bought this for my 9 year-old – it’s a message every child should hear.  I bought Tillman’s other book Wherever You Are My Love will Find You for my 11 year old – also a relevant message – and she loves it so much she took it to school to show her friends.

Inspiring and uplifting, the world is seen as an exciting place to adventure and grow: “The world is a wonderland waiting for you.” The perfect partner to Dr Seuss’ Oh The Places You’ll Go!

Award winning author Nancy Tillman has written a series of books in this same intimate style, each with gorgeous illustrations that would look great as posters.

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“I always knew just what your crown meant

It said that you were MAGNIFICENT.

(That means you are grand from your toes to your chin.

Take a deep breath and let that sink in.”)

 

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