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I Believe in You (Marianne Richmond) by [Richmond, Marianne]
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Length: 32 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Optimized for larger screens Age Level: 4 - 8
Grade Level: P and up

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Yes, this is yet another picture-book confirmation of a child’s self-worth, but it’s not without its own rough-around-the-edges charm. A parent’s voice supplies the rhyming, first-person voice: “You came into our family / with a big, BIG job to do, / the one of growing up into / the one and only you!” From birth to monsters to playing baseball, whether roller-coaster days are easy or tough, there is always reassurance from the unseen narrator. Keywords and key phrases are printed in different colors to drive home the self-esteem messages, adding to the colorful hodgepodge design. The breezy, bright watercolors, meanwhile, are spontaneous looking and childlike, with a minimum of brushstrokes used to suggest the backdrops behind the smiley-face characters. Though message driven and purposeful, this declaration of unconditional love might just provide a caregiver with the right words to express his or her confidence in a child who is not feeling up to the latest task. Grades K-2. --Julie Cummins

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While the vignettes in Richmond's latest inspirational picture book are intended for the elementary school set (her characters grapple with not getting picked for a team, being scared of monsters in the closet, and jumping off the diving board), what human, of any age, couldn't use this kind of cheering up: "When your project seems too hard,/ and you want to go to bed,/ I believe in your smart thinking/ to learn and grow instead." (Publishers Weekly )

Product Details

  • File Size: 1056 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (August 1, 2011)
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005CKKEBS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #646,886 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It's rare to find such a wonderful book that can be used with adopted children and foster children. Most refer to the reader as son/daughter and from a mother/father. This one is PERFECT! We recently sent this book back home with our 9yr old foster son. He was grinning from ear to ear as I read it, with bittersweet tears rolling down his cheeks. It was EXACTLY what he needed to hear. I plan to buy several more to have on hand. ;)
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This book came as expected. It is very cute. I am an avid book lover and bought it as part of a graduation gift for my son. It is very sentimental and my son actually loved it. He actually has it next to his TV on his shelf. It's a great read for younger kids. I only wish I had found it years ago. I have many people about this book. Very Cute.
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I sent this book to my seven-year-old granddaughter. Her mom, my daughter, was a kindergarten to third grade teacher. My daughter told me that she and my granddaughter enjoy reading this book because it gives them the opportunity to talk about all the ways that one can shine whether one is good at a specific sport or not. Following my daughter's recommendation I will be ordering another copy of this book to send to my three-year-old granddaughter. :)
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By atripp on August 17, 2012
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This story brought tears to my eyes when I read it to my children. I would recommend this story to any parent. Keeping children encouraged develops a great since of worth from them selves and it starts in the home from the ones who love u. Great buy, it never gets old.
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I adore the reassuring message this book offers and the real-life scenarios used as examples. You won't be sorry you bought this!
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My girls love having me read them a book before bed. "I Believe in You" is another book they now have on their list of "LOVE" books. After reading it, Lee asked if she could read it in bed with her. Of course we always let her read books in bed, it helps her fall asleep and have "happy dreams".
This book has fun illustrations that are colorful and have a lot of meaning to the story. The story is one that makes me cry and makes my kids feel loved. It talks about how life may give you ups & downs, that you may fail. But you are loved and I believe in you, what you do, who you are.
Lee asked me after the book if I believed in her and if that book was a true book. "Of course, I believe in you and yes this book is true in my heart. No matter what you do in life, I will love you. When you're down I will be there to encourage you. When you're up I will be there to rejoice with you. I love you Lee."
I think every household should have this book and that every classroom should too. I believe kids need to be encouraged more and more these days and this book will help with that, in a fun loving way.

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* Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate my review. This post reflects my honest, personal opinion and experience with the product which may differ from yours. Product information courtesy of the sponsor. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.
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My daughter loves all books, and we have amasses quite a library, but I especially looooooooove this book. I tear up everytime I read it to her. It as if the author took the feelings right from my heart. Highly recommended for kids, but even more so for parents.
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I bought this for several of my grandchildren for Christmas. I loved that it emphasized inner qualities that the child has some control over. Their comments were very positive, as well.
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