As a mom, Jodi Meltzer answers, on average, one million questions per minute.
One day, her son interrupted his endless “Why?” barrage to inquire about their innate bond: “What was it like when I lived in your belly?” A delightful month-by-month storytelling of pregnancy from the perspective of both baby and mom, When You Lived in My Belly gives children a glimpse into a past they can’t remember, and takes moms back to a time they will never forget. It features kid-friendly descriptions of the developmental milestones babies reach in utero, coupled with the corresponding physical and emotional changes experienced by moms. This book also includes a page for moms to pen a personal note to their children about their individual pregnancy journey.
Jodi Meltzer’s lyrical text alongside enchanting illustrations by Caryn King and Jody King Camarra create a memorable keepsake that both moms and children will cherish for generations to come.
What people are saying
“A reassuring book with kid-friendly explanations that celebrate the maternal bond . . . a gentle, sweet introduction to the basics of fetal development and what pregnancy is like.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Very highly recommended.” — Midwest Book Review
“I have to say that the book is PERFECT. I enjoyed the cadence of the sentences, the choice of words, and how every stage of the pregnancy is so well described and yet so easy to understand.” — MuggleNet