This Is Our Baby, Born Today

Nancy Paulsen Books. Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler.

A baby is born and the world rejoices!

With a loving mama, a trumpeting herd, curious cousins, and even some dancing peacocks heralding this little one’s arrival, it is apparent that the joy and wonder a new baby brings is shared by all!

Varsha Bajaj’s lilting prose and Eliza Wheeler’s enchanting scenes of a wide-eyed baby elephant and its smitten family celebrate the importance of family and community in every child’s life. Set in the lush wilds of India, this is an endearing, beautifully illustrated tribute to little ones getting their first warm welcome to the world. This book celebrates the wonder of new life and the love of family.


  • Bank Street College of Education, Best children’s books of the year
  • Indie Booksellers next, Pick of the Fall 2016
  • Children’s Book Council, Hot of the Press list 2016


“Of all the beloved newborns in the world of picture books, this adorable elephant baby might be the most universally acclaimed.” —Booklist

“The soft cadence of the rhyming verses and the joyous pictures will make this a bedtime favorite.” —Kirkus