Today I'm making amens. I'm sharing with you my favorite picture books. We were supposed to choose one book, but seeing how I missed the original date I decided to choose one PB for each of my four children.
For Josh: The Foot Book
Author: Dr. Seuss
From the publisher: Dr. Seuss's characters explore the zany world of feet.
From a parent's perspective, this book not only is colorful and quick-witted to keep a young child's attention, it's also plain-old fun to read. Sometimes kid's books grow tedious for the adult, especially if a child wants it read over and over again. I loved reading The Foot Book each and every night with Josh. The structure of each sentence or phrase draws a young reader in, giving them a hunger to become the readers we hope them to be in the future...our MG and YA readers.
Heart, Dr. Seuss!!
For Jake: I Love You With All My Heart
Author: Noris Kern
Synopsis: Polo the polar bear questions how his mother can love him with all her heart and learns from his many friends the all-encompassing quality of a parent's love.
This is one of the sweetest books I've ever read. It shows the vulnerability within every child and how important it is to reassure them often of how much they are loved. The images are wonderfully drawn, each with his/her own personality. Love that!!
For Kate: Just In Case You Ever Wonder
Author: Max Lucado
Synopsis: There are certain words that every child longs to hear . . . words of unconditional love, promises of support, prayers of encouragement. Just in Case You Ever Wonder wraps your children in its tender message of love, comfort, and protection, showing them that as they grow and change, you'll always be there for them-whether it's "monsters in the closet" or times when other kids are mean. Beloved author, Max Lucado, helps you express unconditional love for your child, simply, powerfully, and forever. (on B-N-N)
We own the board book version. Kate used to wrap her tiny hands around the hard pages with all her might. It is such a sweet read and a cherished memory for mom.
For CJ: No Matter What
Author: Debi Gliori
Synopsis: A sweet board book edition of a heartwarming story.
This book is all about the 'grump' that lurks in each and every child. The child who was put here to test us at every turn--to test how much we love them, to push and see if there will come a point where we won't love them.
It's beautifully written. 'Big's' patience with 'Little' is awesome, reminding parents as they read how hard it is to be little.
Here are links to the other amazing writers who've participated in this blogfest.
Hope you enjoyed and become inspired by these wonderful childhood stories. All are available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local bookstore. Tune in soon and I'll tell you all about my picture book I'm getting ready to query.
Hearts 2 U All!
Now it's your turn. Tell me one of your favorite picture books.