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Before You Were Born - Katrina Germein

Before You Were Born

By: Katrina Germein, Helene Magisson (Illustrator)

Hardcover | 5 May 2021

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A wonderfully inclusive book to celebrate the anticipated birth of a child.

Before you were born
and while you grew,
there was a party
just for you.


Created by talented duo Katrina Germein and Helène Magisson, this heartwarming picture book captures the excitement and anticipation of the arrival of a baby.

Filled with love, hope and happiness, Before You Were Born celebrates the universal joy of new babies in all kinds of families.

About the Author

Katrina Germein is a bestselling picture book author whose books have been published around the world. Popular titles include Big Rain Coming and My Dad Thinks He's Funny , which was Highly Commended in the Prime Minister's Literary Awards. In 2019 Katrina received a Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award for Let's Go Strolling. Many of her other stories are CBCA Notable Books. Katrina is an ambassador for Raising Literacy Australia, a Books in Homes Role Model and a Premier's Reading Challenge Ambassador. She has an energetic dog named Mango and summer is her favourite season.

About the Illustrator

Helène Magisson started her artistic career as a painting restorer in Paris, where she was also trained in the art of medieval illumination. Helène has lived in Africa, France and India and she is now settled in Brisbane with her family. In 2013, Helène started a new career in children's book illustration. Since then, she has illustrated several books including classics such The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco and more contemporary stories like Slowly! Slowly! by T.M. Clark, which was a CBCA 2018 Notable picture book of the year.

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