100 Sweet Nothings for Baby

100 Sweet Nothings for Baby

by Mina Parker


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100 Sweet Nothings for Baby is a feel good book for babies and the big people who birthed them. This lovely little book is the perfect gift for new parents, or for a three — (or sixmonth) birthday, or for christening or naming ceremonies. As Mina Parker writes in the introduction, "Every moment of your life has led you to this one — holding a beautiful, sacred, burping little wonder called your baby. Whether this is your first time or your fifth, new parenthood delivers a sweet and exciting jolt of electricity into your life. So welcome to the sweet life of parenthood, and from my family to yours, here is a book to celebrate and support what you do best — loving your baby in every way, from top to bottom." 100 Sweet Nothings for Baby is an outofthebox, notyourgardenvariety baby present. Wise quotes are sprinkled throughout. Consider Carl Sandberg's "A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." Along with little rhymes to read out loud and comfort both of you, "Trilling r's, rides in cars, every balm to soothe and calm." Along with little comments on the daily wonder of babies, "Cuddling close the one you adore and hearing the music of one baby snore."

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ISBN-13: 9781573243636
Publisher: Mango Media
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 6.30(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mina Parker is a freelance writer, editor, and mom. Her other books include Half Full (2006), Mother Is a Verb (2007), and 100 Good Wishes for Baby. She has also worked as an actor, a grant writer, and an administrator for several nonprofits. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.

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100 sweet nothings FOR BABY

By Mina Parker

Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC

Copyright © 2008 Conari Press
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-60925-268-7


Welcome to the world my love we've waited just for you and made a place right in our hearts that's strong and deep and true.

Watching you grow and learn thrills me to my toes. I love you more than I can say, and each day my love grows.

"A happy family is but an earlier heaven."

George Bernard Shaw

My true happiness grab hold of you and never let you go.

"The family is one of nature's masterppieces."

George Santayana

Our family makes a circle around you of love and giggles and fun. We'll give you everything we've got our precious little one.

I kiss your nose, your ears, your toes I kiss your little knees. I kiss you all over, then wrap you up, and give you a great big squeeze.

We'll wrap you up warm, and your grandmas will spin yarns of days when your parents were small.

"Each child has its fairy godmother in its own soul."

Francis Thompson

Grab hold of my hand and we'll ride on the tail of a star. In our imagination, we travel near and far.

Let's make some silly faces just to make you wiggle. You put us through our paces all to hear your giggle.

Excerpted from 100 sweet nothings FOR BABY by Mina Parker. Copyright © 2008 Conari Press. Excerpted by permission of Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC.
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