The Days Are Long, the Years Are Short


By Aya Morton

Formats and Prices




$23.99 CAD




Hardcover $17.99 $23.99 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around March 26, 2024. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

A tender portrait of family that celebrates both the beauty and the chaos of life with young children—perfect for Mother’s Day and as a new-baby gift year-round!

The days are long, but when I'm with you, I blink and the years fly by.

From sunrise to nightfall, this family is on the go. And for every early wake-up, busy breakfast, missing shoe, and rush to get out the door, there is also a sweet smile, a “Mama, look!” and a snuggle before bedtime to make all of the day’s moments feel precious. The perfect gift for any caregiver, The Days Are Long, the Years Are Short is a day-in-the-life story of a family enjoying every minute of their messy, wonderful time together.

  • "The simple scenes paint a warm portrait of parents who treasure moments that disappear all too quickly."
    Publishers Weekly
  • "Morton creates a paean for parents just trying to cut through the chaos of their everyday lives and remember to enjoy what they have."

On Sale
Mar 26, 2024
Page Count
40 pages

Aya Morton

About the Author

Aya Morton's debut author-illustrator project is The Days Are Long, the Years Are Short, and she is also the illustrator of The Great Gatsby: The Graphic Novel. Aya grew up in rural Oregon, where she discovered her passion for stories and drawing; studied at Brown University, where she majored in religious studies; and traveled extensively in Southeast Asia. She then received an illustration degree from the ArtCenter College of Design and has worked as a freelance artist in London, England, and Portland, Oregon, where she now lives with her family. She invites you to visit her online at or on Instagram

Learn more about this author