How You Came to Be

How You Came to Be

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"This love letter written from birth parent to child invites readers to experience a baby's month-by-month development in the womb as compared to familiar fruits and vegetables. Simple, age-appropriate facts are woven into a tender and lyrical text that celebrates the miracle of a baby. It demystifies and informs readers, while simultaneously appreciating the wonder of it all"--

Author: Carole Gerber
Publisher: Rise X Penguin Workshop
Published: 04/05/2022
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 11.10h x 10.20w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780593225738
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 03/21/2022
School Library Journal 05/01/2022 pg. 58

About the Author
Poet and author Carole Gerber has written nearly two dozen picture books, readers, and chapter books, as well as more than one hundred elementary science and reading texts for major publishers. Her picture book A Band of Babies (2017) was named one of the Best Children's Books of the Year by Amazon editors. Her poetry book Seeds, Bees, Butterflies, and More! (2014) was named a Notable Poetry Book by the NCTE. Her picture book Winter Trees (2009) won an Outstanding Picture Book Award from the CBC and the NSTA. She holds a BS in English education and an MA in journalism from Ohio State, and has taught middle school and high school English as well as college newswriting and factual writing at OSU. Learn more at

Sawsan Chalabi is a Lebanese-American illustrator and designer. She earned her MFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. When she is not at her computer making digital illustrations, she can be found in her studio getting messy with inks and paint. Her work has been published with several magazines and publishing houses such as Cricket Magazine, Bust Magazine, Wine & Spirits Magazine, Applied Arts Magazine, Penguin Random House, and Lee & Low Books, among others. She currently resides in Washington, D.C.