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Intriguing mixed-media illustrations, including cut paper in a variety of textures, colors, and patterns, highlight Cummings’ brief but poignant 1952 poem. A young woman expresses everlasting love for her child, beginning before the baby is born. By sharing the world with her daughter, the mother demonstrates how to love and respect nature in all forms. Exhibiting a reverence for the earth, trees, seasons, and animals, the two partake in various experiences, such as picnics, camping, and playing outside in all weather. A baby blue bird, from egg to first flight, mirrors the child’s growing independence from her mother. Rich color and simple shapes in the double-page-spread collages are appealing and invite scrutiny. This endearing and enduring expression of love makes a gentle bedtime book or sweet sharing anytime. Preschool-Grade 2. --Maryann Owen
Beautiful and inspired illustrations! My kids and I love this book.Published 26 days ago by J. Barton
I got this book from my sister for my first child, when she was born. I love reading it to my new baby. It's an awesome and loving book!Published 4 months ago by AmazonReviewer
Honestly, way too poetic and figurative for a child - and myself! Some of the lines were totally over my head and just didn't make any sense to me. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sarah
I purchased more than one as gifts for friends that are moms. I love this poem but a little disappointed with the book.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have purchased three of these so far-one for me and two for friends. I love the poem and the illustrations are so beautiful. I hope the illustrator does more books.Published 7 months ago by Kim Wozniak
Love this book, beautiful illustrations and lovely version of the poem. Great gift for child or adult.Published 7 months ago by I love books