on July 16, 2004
This is a beautifully written and lovingly illustrated book about the nurturing bond that develops between a mother and child. It is also a book filled with feelings of adoration, which lend themselves to the mystery of that special spirit known as life.
When I first noticed that David Danioth had illustrated this book, I knew right away that it would be beautifully done. Mr. Danioth's talent knows no bounds. Then, as I read A Mother's Promise, my heart was filled with a tenderness that is hard to explain. This feeling of sensitivity and softness was enhanced by the stunning illustrations, which were so realistic that I wanted to reach my fingers out to caress the baby's tiny face.
While preparing to bring new life into the world, mothers everywhere whisper promises to their unborn child. They know that the world can be a perilous place, with unknown terrors, but promises that come directly from an adoring heart become inspiring and hopeful messages of love.
*****This awe-inspiring book is guaranteed to stir memories in the heart of every mother, and will become a treasure that can be handed down to every child.*****
Reviewed by Ruth Wilson for Huntress Reviews.
on December 30, 2007
"When you are born...I promise to help you remember all you have forgotten. I promise the ocean...you will hear the beating of its heart against the shores." In this lyrical language, A Mother's Promise reminds us of our connection to the earth and of its diverse beauty as a mother makes a series of promises to her unborn child. It also reminds us of our responsibility to the earth...to nurture, love, and take great care of it so that we and future generations can enjoy it. David Danioth's illustrations are soft and gentle and full of warmth and beauty. The images of the mother holding her newborn infant are especially stunning.