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"Before You Were Here, Mi Amor" by Samantha R. Vamos





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Uploaded on Apr 2, 2009

In this bilingual children's picture book on sale now at bookstores and online, members of a familia lovingly prepare for a new bebé. With its vibrant and warm illustrations, this debut book is perfect for expectant parents or children curious about the time before they were here. Visit for more information.

A few reviews:
Best for Babies Parents magazine (May 2009)

This book is fabulous on so many levels. First, the tender story is something that many families can relate to, and it could inspire parents to tell their children their own personal stories. Next, it's a perfect book for English- and Spanish-speaking bilingual families.But even if you don't know Spanish, don't let it deter you.Finally, the story's message is beautiful . . . .

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Latin Baby Book Club selects Before You Were Here, Mi Amor as Book of the Month/ Libro delMes An excellent book for English dominant families that are trying to introduce Spanish to their children

A mother soon to give birth is the narrator, using English and Spanish words to tell the baby how many family members have made preparationsto show their love.The focus is on making, not buying, for the new babymost of the Spanish words can be figured out by looking at the picture. The bright polychrome palette shows a world where not only is the mother's barriguita, or tummy, expanding, but so also is the extended family's space of love. The Chicago Tribune


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