You Were the First


Children - Preschool
40 Pages
Reviewed on 09/19/2013
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite

You Were the First, written by Patricia MacLachlan and illustrated by Stephanie Graegin, is a beautiful story celebrating a child's 'firsts' in his or her life. This story takes the reader through many milestones that a baby and, later on, toddler and young child accomplish and experience. These milestones range from cooing, crawling, seeing leaves fall in autumn, making a snow angel in the winter, and throwing a ball. The very first page depicts the parents saying that the child was the very first to sleep in the baby basket and the book ends with saying that maybe someday other children may follow to sleep in the basket, but that the child will always be the first one to have slept in it.

Patricia MacLachlan has done a wonderful job with writing this children's book, as this is an excellent way of celebrating a baby's milestones and firsts. You Were the First is a book that will be a treasured story for parents and their children to read together and will bring back memories of when the child was little. Also, this is an excellent book to be shared with a child who is soon to become a big brother or a big sister as it will remind him or her of how special he or she is when the attention is being lavished on the new baby. Stephanie Graegin's illustrations are beautifully done and are full of detail, and complement the story perfectly. This book would be the perfect gift for a child who is going to become a big brother or sister.