The Twelve Gifts of Birth (Hardcover) (Charlene Costanzo)
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About the BookThis inspirational book celebrates the 12 qualities--strength, beauty, courage, compassion, hope, joy, talent, imagination, reverence, wisdom, love, and faith--bestowed on every child at birth. Beautifully designed and illustrated, this heartwarming keepsake encourages readers to nurture and protect their dignity and dreams. Photos and illustrations.
"Every home should have this book. Every family should read it often."
--Lendon Smith, M.D.(Pediatrics), Portland, OR
The Twelve Gifts of Birth is a tender, inspiring tale celebrating the innate qualities we're all born with. For children, the message helps form within them a strong foundation of self-respect. For teens and adults, the book offers a message of healing and hope in trying times and during transitions. This richly illustrated book reminds all readers to see the dignity and goodness in themselves and others.
A wonderful, inspirational, beautifully illustrated classic, The Twelve Gifts of Birth by Charlene Costanzo offers a message of love and hope for children of all ages--and for the child in every adult. The recipient of numerous prizes and accolades--including the 1999 Glyph Best Book Award--The Twelve Gifts of Birth is a gift to be cherished, ideal for giving on birthdays, baby showers, baptisms, first communions, confirmations, and, of course, Mother's Day.
From the Back Cover
There is no more magical moment than when a newborn baby is laid in a mother's arms. What was for many months a dream and a mystery is now a miraculous new person at the threshold of a life filled with possibilities.
Through a tender, inspiring tale, The Twelve Gifts of Birth reveals the birthright inheritance that all children receive at this moment. Wise women, otherwise known as fairy godmothers, announce the twelve gifts in the form of blessings and show how to use them to enrich one's life.
This keepsake book encourages new parents to nurture and protect the wondrous qualities that have been bestowed on their tiny miracles. When shared with young children, this message helps form within them a strong foundation of values and self-respect. For teens and adults, this story offers healing and hope during times of diminished self-esteem and uncertain transition. It reminds all readers to see the dignity that is inherent in themselves and others.
Review Quotes"Every home should have this book. Every family should read it often. New parents will treasure this message of hope and love."--Lendon Smith, M.D.(Pediatrics), Portland, OR