Now available in board book, You're Here for a Reason, from national-bestselling and beloved author Nancy Tillman, takes a universal truth and makes it accessible for readers young and old.
Not only are we loved, but we also matter. In this tender and timeless read-along book, Tillman reminds us of this message in beautiful illustrations as children and animals interact with acts of kindness.
You're here for a reason. If you think you're not
I would just say that perhaps you forgot . . .
a piece of the world that is precious and dear would surely be missing if you weren't here.
If not for your smile and your laugh and your heart
this place we call home would be minus a part.
Thank goodness you're here!
Thank goodness times two!
I just can't imagine a world without you.
Praise for You're Here for a Reason
"In these pages, readers get the sense of spying on a secret world—and [the] potent combination of unapologetic sentiment, fantasy, photorealism, and painterliness has an undeniable allure." —Publishers Weekly for Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You
“A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child.” —Kirkus Reviews on On the Night You Were Born
"This is one of those rare baby books that should make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy." —Publishers Weekly, for On the Night You Were Born
"A beautiful and timeless book." —School Library Journal for The Spirit of Christmas