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You Are My I Love You: board book
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81 of 85 people found the following review helpful
on November 22, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I've been moved to write my own review so others can read this instead of the surprisingly negative editor's review on this wonderful book. I am a new mother and have a 5 month old daughter. As I stood in the book store flipping through each page, I could not hold back some little tears. Yes, some of the rymn does not work 'perfectly', but it doesn't matter. The pictures are wonderful, and it sums up some very deep emotions with very simple words. I now know what other mothers meant when they used to tell me, 'You just can't describe the love you feel for your child...there is nothing else in the world like it..' Now I know. I bought this book so I can read it to my baby now and for the rest of her life! A little dramatic, I know, but this book deserves a better review. Enjoy this book with your little one too.
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on August 27, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for my daughter's second birthday, and as I stood in the bookstore thumbing through it, I cried. No other children's book, even classics like "Guess How Much I Love You" adequately expresses the loving relationship I have with my children, especially with my daughter, whom I almost lost at birth. "I am your water wings, you are my deep" touched me more than I can adequately convey. I,too, was disappointed with the "Publisher's Weekly" review, as everyone I have shown the book to has had the same reaction: tears of genuine emotion. The illustrations, of course, are just as touching. For the young children who will read this book, or have it read to them, nothing can be more comforting than the solid reassurance of a parent's love. "You are My I Love You" is a perfect gift.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on April 1, 2005
Format: Hardcover
The first time I read this book I cried in the middle of the book store. I bought it for my two year old daughter. It took me reading it at least fifteen more times before I could get through it with out choking up. The words may be "corny", but isn't that how we feel about our little ones. The book describes my deepest feelings in words my daughter can understand. I love reading it to her.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Format: Hardcover
Two endearing bears, every bit as appealing as "Paddington," illustrate the bond between mother and child, while a day in their life together is recounted in simple rhyming text.
Parent (who is not identified as mother or father) and child romp, play in a field, and explore until the end of day. Then it's dinner and bedtime with : "I am your dinner; You are my chocolate cake. I am your bedtime; You are my wide awake."
Ichikawa's sun washed full-color illustrations are charming, while the rhymes capture an activity to which every child can relate.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Listen to a parent rather than a book critic talk about this book: After a long day of chasing my toddler, I settle her down for bed with this story. It soothes both of our tired bodies, and my tired spirit. She whispers "Hi, Teddy!" with every page turn, as if it is the first time she has seen him. He is her loyal friend, on every page and always happy. This book relaxes her so well. And it reminds me of the joy and priviledge of being a parent, so that when I leave her room for the night I don't feel beaten to pieces but made whole by my daughter's spirit. This book is a great gift for parents - the one they will pull off the shelf for that bedtime story.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I purchased this book for Christmas for my 22 month old daughter and like others, cried the first time I read it. During Christmas, I was overheard reading it to my child by her grandparents, and they too, stood there with tears in their eyes saying it was the sweetest book they have heard. Please do not listen to the Publisher's Weekly review...it is quite obvious the person who gave such a negative review does not have children. My daughter sat still while I read it as rhyming kept her attention as well as the day-to-day activities of the bear were similar to hers. This is a book to be treasured!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on September 13, 2001
Format: Hardcover
What grinch reviewed this title for Publishers Weekly? As a children's librarian, I see hundreds of books a year. This title has quickly become one of my very favorites. The text is pure poetry in its simple eloquence about parenting. I cried the first time I read it. If you are looking for a beautifully illustrated book that will tug at your heartstrings while being a delight to read aloud, this is the one. Hooray for Maryann Cusimano for her fresh new vision of love and kudos to the always wonderful Satomi Ichikawa for her charming pictures.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2001
Format: Hardcover
My mother gave this book to me and my children. What a wonderful gift! It brings grins to my children's faces and tears to my eyes each time I read it to them. It puts the simple truth about being a parent into simple poetry. Words that children can understand and parents can feel. To really "get" this book, you must have children of your own. I am making the assumption that the editorial reviewer was not a parent. If you are a parent, you must have this book in your personal library for when you want to read something to your child that reminds both of you about the simple pleasures of a parent-child relationship.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I, like the other reviewers, couldn't belive the editorial review. When I read this book for the first time in the bookstore I actually stood there with tears in my eyes. The poetic way in which the author conveys the loving relationship between parent and child is simply beautiful. This is an awesome book to add to a collection and a very nice keepsake. My daughter likes the pictures as much as I do. It makes a sweet gift to new parents also.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 3, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book is just lovely. (That Publisher's Weekly reviewer must not have any children....) The illustrations are luminuous; the text is simple, pure, and wholly moving. I've owned this book for a month now, and still can't get through it without tears in my eyes. It perfectly captures the depth of emotion parents have for their children; how children bring joy and the unexpected to their parents' lives, and how parents impart patience, understanding, and most of all, love, to their little ones. This book is as much parents as it is for children -- it crystallizes all that parenting is, and all that our children bring to our lives. Simply wonderful.
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