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Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  49 ratings  ·  11 reviews
From renowned First Nations storyteller Richard Van Camp comes a lyrical lullaby for newborns. Complemented with stunning photographs, this evocative board book is perfectly suited as a first book for every baby.
Board Book, 24 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Orca Book Publishers
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Review: Welcome Song for Baby

VanCamp, R. (2007). Welcome Song for Baby; A lullaby for newborns. Victoria, B.C., Canada:
Orca Book Publishers.

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The book Welcome Song for Baby is beautiful on the outside. The book features a picture
of a newborn baby with his/her mother. The mother's moment is tender. She presses her lips
ever so tenderly on her babies forehead; her baby silently accepts this gift with eyes slightly open.
This book is for young children and babies, although it i
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In the Spring 2007 issue of Canadian Children’s Book News, I put out a call to publishers for “more board books please!” Now, one year later, I am delighted that publishers have responded with an amazing new crop of high quality Canadian board books for babies. Orca Book Publishers have produced a stunning new board book written by renowned First Nations storyteller Richard Van Camp. Welcome Song for Baby is a lullaby that welcomes a child into th
Feb 26, 2015 Andrea rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who has created a human being
Recommended to Andrea by: this book was a baby shower gift
This is such a beautiful, sing-song book to read to babies and toddlers. It is a reminder of how babies keep the world turning, and how we are all responsible for creating/maintaining a beautiful world for them to emerge into and grow.
Best new baby book ever! I'm sending one to the newest newborn in my life before the week is out. I'll be doing this a lot.
Sarah Ragan
Adorable pictures and story! I loved this book and it would be a good book to show babies other babies and what they look like. There are different nationalities and sexes too.
This is the sweetest baby book I've ever seen. The photos are adorable, and the text by Richard Van Camp is so beautiful that it makes me cry. Here's an example:

Hey ya hey
Hey ya hey
Hey ya hey

Dear one
Cherished one
Loved one
You have made the world beautiful again

This book is being given to every newborn baby in British Columbia in 2008, as part of the Books for BC Babies initiative. How cool is that?

Amanda Wilson
this book is just shy of perfect for me. one page would be amazing, and then there was a sentence that seemed out of place to me and kind of ruined the vibe. but overall it was a good book! i loved the pictures
I read this to my baby almost every night, sometimes through tears due to the touching text.
I am rating this book based on the pictures! The text is mediocre, but the pictures are beautiful.
Senna Compton
Thank you, Richard Van Camp, for the beautiful welcome!
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A Dogrib (Tlicho) Dene from Fort Smith, NWT, Richard Van Camp is an internationally renowned storyteller and best-selling author. He is the author of the novel, The Lesser Blessed, a collection of short stories, Angel Wing Splash Pattern, and two children’s books with Cree artist, George Littlechild. His new baby book: Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns is the official selection of the ...more
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