In its mother’s womb, a tiny baby grows, explores the waters, and talks with the angel who is there.
These gentle illustrations and wise words tell the story of that baby and the angel in the waters . . . a story that delights all children, because the journey from conception to birth is their story, too.
Regina Doman is the author of several books for young adults, including most recently Black as Night: A Fairy Tale Retold ( Bethlehem Books) and is the series editor of Catholic Teen Novel Project (Sophia). Ms. Doman wrote Angel in the Waters while expecting her first child in 1995. Today she and her husband have five children. She recalls how the came about:
"My youngest sister Anna started to talk when she was not even two years old. My sister Alicia who was studying early childhood education had read that some young children who learn to talk early can describe life in the womb. So Alicia asked Anna if she remembered being in Mommy's tummy.
'Yes,' Anna said.
'What was it like?' Alicia asked.
Anna said, 'It was warm, and dark, and there was an angel there.'"
Ben Hatke is an artist and illustrator working in Virginia where he lives with his wife, daughter, two cats, and eleven chickens. As he illustrated this book, he and his wife began waiting and preparing for their second child to emerge from the waters.
He created the striking illustrations for Angel in the Waters using a blend of traditional and digital media.
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.5 x 8.8 inches
This simple missal allows a young child to follow the prayers and actions of the holy Mass step by step. The prayers and colorful illustrations show a boy and a girl at Mass, what they say and what they do, as well as the words and actions of the priest. The mystery of Jesus, who died on the cross, rose from the dead, and opened the way to Heaven for us, is the essence of the holy Mass, which a child can enter into little by little with the help of this charming book. Color illustrations throughout.
6.9 x 5 x 0.4 inches
Bestselling Precious Moments® brand with a popular bedtime theme.
When it’s time to tuck toddlers in for the night, this case-bound, padded board book from the Precious Moments® brand celebrates special bedtime moments―splashing in the tub, choosing pajamas, reading a favorite story, and saying good night. These sweet poems remind little ones of how much they are blessed and to say thank You to God for all the day’s blessings!
Children will be drawn to the soft, inviting illustrations, and parents will appreciate the heartfelt poems and prayers along with the scriptures from the International Children’s Bible®.
Since 1978, Precious Moments has grown into an evergreen brand recognized worldwide, with more than 14.5 million books and Bibles sold through Thomas Nelson.
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A young woman holds her newborn son
And looks at him lovingly.
Softly she sings to him:
"I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be."
So begins the story that has touched the hearts of millions worldwide. Since publication in l986, Love You Forever has sold more than 15 million copies in paperback and the regular hardcover edition (as well as hundreds of thousands of copies in Spanish and French)