Title: Angel in the Waters
Author: Regina Doman
Illustrator: Ben Hatke
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Angel in the Waters is a wonderfully illustrated book about the child in the womb. Simple language and beautiful, rich watercolors tell the story of a child-in-utero. A soothing story for children whose mothers are pregnant, this helps explain what is going on in mama’s belly. But it seems to resonate more deeply for many children. A friend told me about her nephew D. who just started cooing as he was read the book. He hadn’t coo-ed for anyone yet, but as he was looking at the watercolors, he just coo-ed and coo-ed. His Mom asked him: “Do you remember this?”, and he just coo-ed peacefully through the whole reading.
It’s always good to know (remember?) where we come from!