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A Picture Perfect Childhood

4.8 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0615179810
ISBN-10: 0615179819
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About the Author

Cay Gibson is an author and frequent lecturer on fiction, education, and spirituality. Her writing has been published in numerous educational and religious periodicals. A home educator for the past eight years, Gibson lives in Sulphur, Louisiana, with her husband and five children.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Cay Gibson (January 10, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615179819
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615179810
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,236,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Alicia Van Hecke VINE VOICE on February 26, 2008
Format: Paperback
There are only a few books that I know I'll love even before I see them - and this was definitely one. Picture book afficionado Cay Gibson serves up a delicious array of picture books of all sorts to discover and savor for yourself from your local library (and hopefully start a collection of your own as well).

I'm a big fan of picture books - especially the beautifully illustrated ones that are wonderfully in fashion at present (my habits run along the lines of prominently displaying them in our house to inspire reading, purchasing picture books to coordinate with our homeschool studies - particular in history and science, and even, occasionally, reading picture books aloud to unsuspecting dinner guests) and I'm delighted to have this great place to start to discover many more titles.

The substance of this book is comprised of essays on the value of picture books and how to incorporate them into your lives along with numerous creative and inspiring book lists.
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I was amazed to discover what an unbeatable resource this is for parents or anyone who wants to add beauty and imagination to the life of a child. Although we are a family of booklovers and have read many picture books, "Picture Perfect Childhood" has opened the door for me to countless new works we will long enjoy and remember. So much more than a mere "booklist," Cay Gibson brings her recommendations to life through insightful and entertaining commentary and the real voice of a mother who loves her children. She organizes her recommendations in unique ways, helping the reader to see connections and pursue favorite interests with ease.

Very inspiring.

This is a book that will remain in my purse for library and bookstore visits for many years to come. That's if my children will part with it long enough for me to pack it.
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She's written another book that inspires, informs and helps parents create a reading atmosphere in their children's lives. Picture Perfect Childhood is a lovely book that incorporates essays about the value of picture books as well as many comprehensive book lists that will make easy a parent's job of choosing books. My favorite parts; the month-by-month list (I recently sat with March open while I reserved the books online at my library and purchased a few here), the spanning the world list and the Teaching Virtues Through Books.

Picture Perfect Childhood will be a valued and much used resource in any home where there are parents who are passionate about their children becoming readers.
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I agree with all the other reviewers. This book is simply a wonderful resource. Cay Gibson has done admirable work in researching and compiling inventive, ingenious, and even indispensable booklists for those who homeschool, as well as for those who wish to supplement their children's public- or private-school educations. Her recognition of the importance and beauty of picture books, and her crusade to bring their treasures to all parents, deserve high praise. I am so glad I bought this book.

At the same time, however, I have been chagrined to find the book riddled with grammatical errors, awkward usage, and just plain embarrassing mistakes. Mrs. Gibson quotes, apparently without editing, the testimony of a mother who says that her children "pour over [books] like melted butter." Clearly the writer meant "pore," not "pour," but in this case she's committed an embarrassing error in usage as well as a misspelling. One does not pore over books "like melted butter," because "pore" does not mean the same thing as "pour." Later in the book, there is a section entitled "Enter the Le Musée des Enfants" [sic]. Well, "le" means "the" in French, so the fact that "le" follows "the" here is either a typo or a demonstration of total unfamiliarity with the most basic level of French. Moreover, "musée" is a feminine word in French; the correct article would be "la," as in "La Musée." "Le Musée" is just plain wrong. This sort of thing should not happen at a time when, even if you don't know French, you can do a quick internet search for the correct term.

I am not trying to pick nits here, nor to take away from the great work that Cay Gibson has done, for which I am extremely grateful. I only wish that someone had copy-edited this book before it was published.
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