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Welcome, Precious
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illustrated by Bryan Collier
Orchard Books, October 2006
ISBN: 978-0-439-55702-3

About the book

"Welcome, Precious. Welcome to the warm circle of your daddy's arms, the slippery kisses of your giddy grandmother, and the cool tickle of Mommy's nose rubbing against your belly button." Lulling, poetic text and captivating illustrations welcome a new baby to the wonders of the world, from peanut butter to moonlight.

A perfect gift for expecting parents, big brothers- and sisters-to-be, or anyone who wishes to remember life's first magical moments.


"A celebration of enduring familial love with images of a rural landscape, a sky-blue room (a rainbow enters in 3-D) and two adoring parents and their new baby. Grimes’s text is sweet and tactile (“Welcome to rain-swept earth and spiced cider on the wind”), while Collier’s watercolor-and-collage illustrations are almost photographic in depicting a family portrait that is as endearing as it is joyful." The New York Times Book Review

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