A Note From Miranda:
Whenever I write a book, the majority of my work is rewriting. This certainly was the case with
. Some facts, like how embryos have a tail at first (which later becomes our tailbone), would be fascinating to kids and a strong choice to leave in the manuscript. But words thrown in to make a rhyme work, the ones that didn’t roll off the tongue easily had to go. Just as nature decides that we weren’t destined to keep our tails, I made the choice to shape and remake many lines. Above all, I wanted the last line in most or all stanzas to be something that described what was happening both inside the womb and within the family preparing for the baby. I'm really glad I made that choice; it's inspired some pretty awesome art and an emotional arc for all of the beta readers so far!