When I carried You in My Belly

By Thrity Umrigar, Illustrated by Ziyue Chen (Running Press Kids -2017)       A young mother explains to her daughter how love, kindness, and a sense of fun shaped her daughter even before her birth. This book about the special bond between parents and children is a mother’s song to her growing daughter, capturing the warmth and magic of a time when she was pregnant with her child.

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若い母親が、娘が生まれる前に、愛や優しさや楽しみがどのように娘にインプットされたのか説明している。親と子の強いきずなを語るこの絵本は、妊娠中に母親がとらえた嬉しさと素晴らしい時間を織り込んだ、娘への愛の賛歌でもある。