We’ve read some crazy, trippy stories to our children, full of talking hippos flying to the moon in a bathtub, and they absorb the fantasy like they saw it themselves just that morning. But this book has them blinking in confused silence and trying hard to conceive of a time that they didn’t exist, or even just existed in a lesser capacity. This bright and cheerful book lists the wonderful experiences and abilities that are encountered and mastered in the first years of life. It is a happy reminder of the extraordinary development our children, all beautifully illustrated with a distinctive paper collage style that recalls its Portugese heritage. The perfect book for celebrating the little things.