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My Beautiful Child Hardcover – May 1, 2004


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Lexile Measure: 250L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Sky Press (May 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439458935
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439458931
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 9.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,173,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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PreS-Gr. 1. A mother wants to show her child everything--how big the sky is and how green the grass, the perfection of a flower, and the softness of a blanket. Desimini's sentiments will more readily appeal to parents than children, but even young ones will respond to phrases such as, "how the rain can tickle your face . . ." and appreciate the picture of a parent and child making hand shadows on the wall. The richly colored artwork, which has the smooth edges and the sometimes unnuanced look of computer-enhanced artwork, seems a bit cool for the warm words, but the individual images themselves--a mother holding a child, a boy watching his father shave--have universal appeal. Ilene Cooper
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In their first collaboration, Lisa Desimini and her husband, artist Matt Mahurin, bring to life the heartfelt wishes and loving dreams all parents have for their own children.

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It will definitely bring a tear to your eye.
Natalie Schaeffer
I plan to buy a copy for my library, my daughter and as a gift for everyone I know with kids.
J. Mckee
The artwork is amazing, and it may not be a "story" but is a beautiful message of love.
Angela McLaughlin

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Mckee on September 30, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Within its spare text and quiet illustrations lies the powerful message of teaching a child to appreciate the simple things in life through a parent's unselfish love. This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. Perhaps it's because I recently became a mom that this book touches me so deeply - but I can't read it without getting teary eyed. Not really a book I would use as a class read aloud, but a book that I would recommend to students to check out and share with parents at home. I plan to buy a copy for my library, my daughter and as a gift for everyone I know with kids. It's that good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christina Allard on November 19, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I first read this book to my daughter a year ago, just after she turned six. I believe what this book captures is the love that all of us as parents feel for our children. That said, it brings out that passion in all of of when reading it to our children. From the first time I read this book to my daughter she was thrilled with it, and what a smile she had on her face!! She knew it wasn't just a "story" I was reading to her. She knew it was a story about how much I love her & how I would give the world to her if I could. I no longer read it to her. At seven, she now reads it to me - and always, I still get that same beautiful smile, because she understands the meaning this book is trying to portray!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angela McLaughlin on September 7, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I originally got this in paperback thru my son's book club at daycare and picked up three copies in hardcover, one for me and two for other mothers as gifts. It's short enough that my two year old not only sits thru it, but wants me to read it over and over. The artwork is amazing, and it may not be a "story" but is a beautiful message of love.
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