We Are Joined at the Heart | Book Spotlight
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The Children’s Book Review | June 23, 2017
We are Joined at the Heart is a bedtime story that teaches about unconditional love.
Written by Yonette Belinda
Illustrated by Rosemarie Gillen
Publisher’s Synopsis: We Are Joined at the Heart was birthed out of a simple, short poem written to my daughter when she was a baby. It describes the deep and pure love for a child. The original poem was meant for my now four-year-old daughter to bring her comfort when we were apart. I soon discovered that she had been memorizing it and would try to recite the words with me. It is my hope that the words contained in this book can be used to comfort the hearts of children and affirm the love that each child deserves and needs. Its message is both symbolic and literal. Love never fails.
Ages 0-6 | Publisher: Halo Publishing International | 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1612445397
About the Author
Yonette Belinda is a licensed social worker and registered nurse. She received a Master of Social Work degree from New York University and an Associate of Nursing Science degree from the State University of New York at Farmingdale. Yonette also holds a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree from Kaplan University, and she is certified as a nationally accredited case manager by The Commission for Case Manager Certification. She currently works as a nurse. Her beloved and most coveted role is being a mother to her daughter, Hannah. Yonette is a new author with a passion to write books that will connect with the hearts of both parents and children.
About the Illustrator
Rosemarie Gillen has been a professional illustrator of Picture Books since 2005. She is a self taught artist who is happiest when painting. She has won several awards and her work has been published both traditionally and online. She specializes in enhancing children’s books with her unique style of illustrations. Rosemarie is able to capture the essence of a story and enhance it with bright, colorful illustrations. She enjoys working with authors taking inspiration from their work and making their story come to life. She believes in a wonderful partnership between an author and illustrator who work together to create something special a child will read over and over.
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