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Just Because You're Mine Hardcover – Bargain Price, December 27, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (December 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062014765
  • ASIN: B00AF3SVOO
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 0.4 x 11.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #667,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

Why does a daddy love his little squirrel? It isn’t because the little guy can spin in circles or because he’s good at finding berries or even because his fluffy tail makes him “so COMPLETELY handsome!” As all mommies and daddies know, the answer is simple, as the daddy tells his baby: “just because you’re mine.” With a gentle, reassuring text and soft, muted watercolors, this loving picture book follows a father squirrel and his Little Red Squirrel as they go about their day. There are sunrises to behold, trees to climb, and races to run. As day turns into night, sleepy Little Red Squirrel is carried home and tucked into a cozy bed of leaves. Partner this with Lloyd-Jones’ Time to Say Goodnight (2006) for an additional gentle bedtime read, and with Emma Dodd’s No Matter What (2008) and Kat Yeh’s You’re Lovable to Me (2009) for more books highlighting the unconditional bond between parent and child. Preschool-Kindergarten. --Ann Kelley

About the Author

Sally Lloyd-Jones is the author of several books for children, including the New York Times bestselling How to Be a Baby . . . by Me, the Big Sister, illustrated by Sue Heap, and The Ultimate Guide to Grandmas & Grandpas!, illustrated by Michael Emberley. She lives in New York City, where she writes full-time.


More About the Author

Sally Lloyd-Jones is a Brit who came to the US in 1989 "just for a year." She's still here.

Born in Kampala, Uganda, raised in East, and West Africa and at a boarding school in the New Forest, the first book she ever remembers reading all the way through was THE COMPLETE NONSENSE by Edward Lear. Things have not been the same since.

She lives in Manhattan and enjoys dividing her time between the front half of her apartment and the back.

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My 3 year old daughter loves this book!
A. Raines
The expressive, energetic and adorable illustrations add wonderful dimensions to the story.
D. Merrimon Crawford
It tells the story of a parent's unconditional love for his child.
Kay from St Pete, FL

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids Book Reviews on March 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I thought this was a cute children's book and it's one my kids enjoyed, which is always a big thing for me. It's a story about a young squirrel who guesses all the reasons why his daddy loves him, and in the end of a fun day playing in the woods with his dad he learns it's, because he's his daddy's own. Certain parts of this reminded me of Love You Forever, which at first started to turn me off of the story, but I felt as the story went on there were plenty of differences to make this book enjoyable in it's own right. The illustrations alone are fabulous! My daughter loved looking at each page's adorable pictures.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bethany on February 11, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Plot:

Little Red-Squirrel and his daddy scamper about chasing one another when:

"Little Red Squirrel," his daddy called after him. "Did I tell you today that I love you?"

"Because why?" asked Little Red Squirrel. (He was spinning now, faster and faster, round and round in circles.)

"Daddy," said the spinning Little Red Squirrel. "Do you love me because I'm fast?" (Then he fell over of course, because he was so dizzy.)

This question begins a teasing exchange between Little Red Squirrel and his daddy. Does his daddy love Little Red Squirrel because of his berry discovering abilities, or his nimble climbing skills, or because he is "so COMPLETELY handsome"? Finally, after a day of squirrelish merriment his daddy puts Little Red Squirrel to bed and answers the beginning question with tenderness, "I love you just because you're mine."

Illustrations:

Frank Endersby's watercolor paintings are classic and beautiful. He captures the playful yet warm nature of the father-son bond.

My opinion:

Try to imagine Sam McBratney's Guess How Much I Love You only with a touch of A. A. Milne and about squirrels not hares. Sally Lloyd-Jones' new picture book celebrates the theme of unconditional love vintage style yet with originality. I think the words of my three year-old son sums up my opinion well: "Let's read it again! Right now!"

Reviewed by the website No Twiddle Twaddle
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kay from St Pete, FL on March 12, 2014
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This is a wonderful book for children by Sally Lloyd-Jones. It tells the story of a parent's unconditional love for his child. It helps to explain to a child God's unconditional love for us. His love is not because of anything we did or anything we are. I would highly recommend this book to parents and children. Very well written. Art work is beautiful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Trishcuit on December 11, 2012
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"Just Because You're Mine" is another delightful book by Sally Lloyd-Jones. For those of you who may not be familiar with Ms. Lloyd-Jones, let me highly recommend anything and everything she writes! I purchased this special book as a Christmas gift for my very special two-year-old grandson and have no doubt that it will become one of his favorites!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Merrimon Crawford VINE VOICE on February 15, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Little Red Squirrel spends the day with his father, climbing and jumping and playing in the woods. With every activity, Little Red Squirrel asks his father if this is why his father loves him. While reaffirming all the good qualities in his son, the father squirrel tells his son that he is not loved for what he does or is. At the end, the father tells his son exactly why he loves his son.

JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE is a story about a parent's unconditional love for his child. The expressive, energetic and adorable illustrations add wonderful dimensions to the story. JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE would make a wonderful resource for teachers on Valentine's Day as well as a birthday present to give to your child. Also, for adults who enjoy the magic of children's books, if your dad is one of those impossible dads to shop for, JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE would make a heartfelt choice to give your father for his birthday or Father's Day.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Kober on April 3, 2014
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Always good to have a book ready for the days they question if you love them. A good book to read, and a good book to have read to you! :-)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MurMom on May 22, 2012
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Got this for my 18 mo old daughter because her dad calls her "squirrel". Such a cute story line. And she loves looking at the pictures of nature.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Davis on February 25, 2012
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Another excellent book by Sally Lloyd-Jones. My grandson and his mom really loved this on. We all three highly recommend it.
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