Nosy Crow has worked alongside UNICEF to create Baby, I Love You, a book to be given to every Scottish newborn. Mothers of all Scottish babies born in Scotland between the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the 2018 Games in Gold Coast, Australia, are set to receive a free baby book, published by UNICEF and created by Nosy Crow with illustrations by Helen Stephens.
The book forms part of the games legacy ambitions to improve the wellbeing of children in Scotland and actor Ewan McGregor has recorded an audio version of the book.
Mothers and babies at a drop in centre in Glasgow were joined by Scotland’s Children’s Commissioner Tam Baillie and Dr Kate McKay, Senior Medical Officer for the Scottish Government, for the launch where all were given a sneak preview of the book.
With the message “You can’t spoil your baby with love”, the simple board book, with words written to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, has the support of NHS Health Scotland, and will be given out to every new mother by her health visitor at the first home visit.
Kate Wilson, MD of Nosy Crow, said “It has been a privilege to work with UNICEF on this project. We find it inspiring to be working on anything that introduces children and their parents to the importance and intimacy of sharing books from the earliest age, and, as a Scot myself, it was a joy to be working on something with a focus on Scottish babies. Helen Stephens has created pictures with such a timeless and wide appeal and the text, which can be read aloud, or sung to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star is one that we hope all parents, and their babies, will respond to.”
You can download a recording of Ewan McGregor reading Baby I Love You here www.unicef.org.uk/BabyILoveYou