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That's What I'd Do
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on September 25, 2012
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Jewel is amazing!! This book is essentially the lyrics of a song that is included with the CD on the inside of the book jacket. The words when you read them make you tear up as a first time mom. I think this book's audience is really for the mom and her child as the book shows how much you love your baby. The words are so beautiful and her music--as always--is refreshing and makes you want to listen over and over again to learn the song by heart. The pictures are so expressive in pastels and show different poses of mom with child with the words fluidly curving across the pages.

Jewel is admirable as a singer-songwriter and has taken different career paths with starting out folksy, then popular, then back to her roots, into some country western stuff, and finally into childrens' music with her two albums, Lullaby and The Merry Goes 'Round. Her Sammy the Spider tune is my daughter's absolutely FAVORITE song ever and has prevented us from having to learn any other childrens' tunes. So Jewel's delving into book-writing is really another great avenue of her singer-songwriter abilities.

To share a personal aside, I saw Jewel in 2002 and again in 2008 in D.C. and Fort Worth, TX, respectively. She is hysterical (made my husband--who's a fan of Irish punk rock--laugh out loud many times). Jewel saved my daughter's mental state during a major surgery she needed recently at 7 months of life. So like all naive adoring fans, I feel a connection and feel that I owe the woman quite a bit.

So here's to you, Jewel Kilcher, and thank you for your life-saving talents!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2013
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I found this to be a delightful book to read and the CD is really lovely. I gave them as baby gifts, I hope they liked them as well as I.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 22, 2012
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As others have said, the words of this book match (almost exactly) the lyrics of a song Jewel wrote and recorded. There is a CD of the song included with the book. The book is beautifully illustrated with the adventures and daydreams of a mother and child, and I loved it from the moment I opened it. I loved it even more once I heard the song that accompanies it - it's cute, not too slow or sappy, and the lyrics are inventive, fun, and well-written. My 3-year-old daughter loves for us to listen to the song and follow along with the lyrics in the book, and I do too. It's a catchy song, too, so sometimes we find ourselves singing it to each other even outside of our reading time. "That's what I'd do, do, do, do, do... cause I love you, you, you, you, you!" ...All in all, a great purchase - definitely recommend!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Morning, noon and night the mother and toddler celebrate the bond between them as the mother sings a lullaby about everything she will do for her child.

Jewel draws the reader in as the rhyme begins with, “If I owned the sky, tell you what I’d do, Gather up the clouds and leave only the blue” and takes the reader along as she describes how she would make the sun different, gather food from the garden, change the rain into love, and speak wishes that come true, plus so much more. It is a wonderful tribute to early motherhood. I found myself wanting to read it over and over.

This picture book is suitable for home and school libraries for children between the ages of one through four. The book came with Jewel’s original CD of the lullaby, “That’s What I’d Do” making it easy for the reader to follow along in the story and feel the emotions of the author. The melody makes me want to dance with my toddler grandchild and find more things to share and celebrate, like ice cream cones, lollipops and butterfly kisses. Other activities the story inspired, that would be fun, are colored water painting on sidewalks, cut out fishes and write your wishes, then hang them on string in a row in the window or make a mobile.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 22, 2013
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I purchased this as a baby shower gift for a co-worker. She had her baby on August 7th so the baby is about 6 weeks now. From what I've heard she is a pretty fussy baby but my co-worker said when she plays this cd, the baby calms down quickly. So this cd gets five stars in my book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2013
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I got this book for my 3 year old who loves jewel, as so I. My girl listens to her music every night at bedtime. We read this together for the first time and she was repeating the chorus back to me, "cause I love you, you, you..." Love that it comes with a cd of the song as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 2013
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I'm a huge fan and thought I'd get this for my 4 year old. The CD lyrics don't exactly match the book, so we couldn't use it for a book on tape. I like the message and pictures, but my daughter wasn't as impressed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2013
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GAVE THIS BOOK TO TWO YOUNG COUPLES WHO HAVE NEW BABIES..
SEEN JEWEL ON A TV PROGRAM AND DECIDED TO ORDER THEM.
WHAT WONDERFUL BOOKSL AND THE MOTYHERS WERE HAPPY TO RECIEVE
THE BOOKS. THANK YOU
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 24, 2014
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This is a beautiful book. I cannot wait to read it and listen to the song. Just waiting for my lil one to age to the paper book stage. I dont want him to rip the pages yet. Book came fast. Very happy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2013
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Would have given it a 5 star but corner of front page had corner torn out and missing. Too bad, this was a gift for a baptism. Book itself is great story for love of children especially my grandson.
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