Three Hearts Presents LLC, 2012
Text © 2012 by Joni Rubinstein
Illustrations © 2012 by Juana Martinez Neal
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Joni Rubinstein, M. Ed., is a wife, mother, and an elementary school
counselor. Since each of her children turned one, she has read a poem
to them on the night before their birthdays. This tradition has been a
part of her family for almost 30 years. Five years ago when her oldest
daughter's friend had a baby (who calls her Grandma Joni) she decided
to write this book as a way to expand on the birthday eve ritual and to
create a tradition for another generation. She hopes that this book
becomes a lasting part of your family as well.
Joni has produced the videos Healthy Touch: Infant Massage for
Teenage Parents and Bonding Through Touch: Infant Massage for
Adoptive Families. She is committed to supporting families in
creating new traditions that celebrate love, respect, and attachment.
Juana Martinez- Neal has been painting sheep and clouds as long as she
can remember. She was born in Lima, Peru where she raised no sheep but
had plenty of clouds in her Peruvian sky. The Night Before My Birthday
Book is her third picture book and the first one where she got a chance to
For more about Juana, visit her web site http://juanamartinezneal.com
The Author and Illustrator