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Hoda Kotb reveals she's written a children's book inspired by Haley Joy

Hoda Kotb's new book, "I've Loved You Since Forever," is a passion project inspired by her 9-month-old daughter, Haley Joy.
by Eun Kyung Kim / / Source: TODAY

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Hoda Kotb has another book coming out and it should come as no surprise this one is geared for young children!

Her new book, “I’ve Loved You Since Forever,” is a passion project inspired by her 9-month-old daughter, Haley Joy.

“I feel like I put my heart in a book jacket and then just put it out there,” Hoda said Wednesday after revealing the book cover.

Hoda became a first-time mother when she adopted Haley Joy in February. The book’s title reflects a line she often scribbled in her journal “when I was waiting for Haley.”

“I just knew she was out there somewhere,” she said, before reciting a line from the book.

“’Before birds flew over rainbows and monkeys swung on tress, there was you, and there was me,’” she said, explaining: “I think the refrain of “there was you and there was me” is an easy thing for kids to get into.”

"I used to scribble that in my journal when I was waiting for Haley," Hoda said about the title of her new book.
"I used to scribble that in my journal when I was waiting for Haley," Hoda said about the title of her new book.

The new book comes out on March 6, but can be pre-ordered here.

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