“Each time a child is born, the world changes.
There is one more person to love,
and one more person to love and care for others.”
Acts of kindness, understanding, and generosity- no matter how small-can make all the difference in the world.
“Don’t forget to tell the child in your life the world is a better place BECAUSE OF YOU.” – Parent’s Magazine
“This really is a book every child should own.” – Chinaberry.com
“…with rhythmic language patterns that touch the soul...BECAUSE OF YOU joins hope, belief and possibility: Even something as big and important as peace begins with something small and precious. It might begin- with you.” –Jacqueline Perryman, Bendigo Advertiser, Victoria, Australia
“The tone is tender and warm…Short sentences make the book appropriate for young listeners and beginning readers, who will find the pictures appealing. A good choice for quiet moments, or to introduce the themes of kindness, friendship, and peace.” – School Library Journal
“In an empowering conclusion, Hennessy widens the child’s sphere of influence, seeing the ‘small and precious’ acts at home as the first step toward world peace.” – Booklist
“This story, part poem, part prayer, part homage to the wonder of childbirth, celebrates the power of one child to advance care and love in the world.” – Pasadena Star News