I Was Small,
But Now I’m Tall

I was Small, But Now I’m Tall is an engaging book for a child who was born prematurely, telling the tale of their earliest days in life in simple terms that kids can relate to.

Praise & Reviews

I Was Small But Now I’m Tall is a wonderful book showing how one child overcame numerous challenges and emerged victoriously. This feel-good story may help other children born prematurely or others struggling with challenges. Author Jennifer Degl offers encouragement for children and their parents who may be experiencing problems reaching milestones like other growing children. I like the comparisons of her size – “And I weighed 2 ounces less than a basketball” – so people get a true feeling of how small and light she really was. Imagine holding a baby in the palm of your hand. Children will love the rhyming words, while parents will enjoy the subtle messages.”
— Reader’s Favorite

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I Was Small, But Now I’m Tall is a much needed book to help our preemie children to understand how far they have come. Well done!”
— Kristy Love, Executive Director, National Perinatal Association

I Was Small, But Now I’m Tall, is the second children’s book written by Jennifer Degl, who once again succeeds at bringing comforting words and insurmountable hope to families who experience the trauma of delivering a fragile and premature baby. It will be a treasured story for hundreds of parents and children for years to come, and undoubtedly will be on my recommended reading list for the NICU families I care for”.
— Sara Mosher, President of Patient+Family Care, NICU Nurse

“With its whimsical illustrations, I Was Small, But Now I’m Tall provides a fun way for parents to share their own stories of concern and caring with their growing NICU baby. Families will enjoy reading this book with their former preemie, and celebrating the life they share today.”
— Sue Hall MD, MSW, Neonatologist, Author, Advocate

From Hope to Joy: The Memoir of a Mother’s Determination and Her Micro Preemie’s Struggle to Beat the Odds

Praise & Reviews

From Hope To Joy is a riveting, awe-inspiring account of a family’s difficult and emotional journey in the birth of their daughter,17 weeks early. Jennifer offers readers insight into the realities and challenges of a life-threatening pregnancy and birth, the hospitalization of an premature newborn in the NICU, and the struggle to maintain normalcy for her family. Faced with what seems like insurmountable odds and obstacles, the family’s unwavering determination pull them through the darkest of moments and bless them in ways they could have never imagined. We couldn’t put this book down.”
— Hailey’s Hope Foundation

“This book exemplifies the sacrifices, love, courage, commitment, fears and triumphs inherent in bringing a new child into the world. The Degl family’s experience represents a potent dose of reality—the type that defines the human experience. A must read for both those contemplating and raising a family.”
— Marc Childs, MD 
CareMount Medical, Pediatrics


Stuck in Bed: The pregnancy bed rest picture book for kids…
and moms

Praise & Reviews

“This is a much-needed book to help children understand the limits that come along with a high-risk pregnancy. Plus, it encourages conversations that can help families get through a challenging time. Well done!”
— Joanie Reisfeld, founder of Better BedRest

“This is an encouraging and practical book for moms and children to help them cope with the upheaval caused by bed rest and activity restrictions. The authors have personal experience with this, and truly understand the challenges that bed rest moms face. I can’t think of two better women to have written this book!”
— Parijat Deshpande, high-risk pregnancy expert and founder of MySahana