Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Reading Our Library- Liza Baker

We picked up Liza Baker's books off another booklist recommendation and I'm so glad we did! She is a unfamiliar author to me and has mostly written books involving Harold of Harold and the Purple Crayon fame. The two books we checked out are written for younger children and are illustrated by Sam McBratney (Guess How Much I Love You). Both of these books serve to affirm the special bond and unconditional love between parent and child.

I Love You Because You're You

This is such a sweet story about a mother's unconditional love for her child. Sam McBratney's illustrations feature a mother fox and her rambunctious little boy. The rhyming text shares how the mother fox loves her child no matter what his mood- sad, proud, shy, sleepy, etc. Jonathan loved this reassuring story. I liked it too- it was a good reminder to me to keep reaffirming my love for Jonathan and Grace-- even when they are in a more challenging mood.

Mama's Right Here

This is the follow-up book to I Love You because You're You. This story features a mama and baby kangaroo. The mother affirms that she will always be here to support or comfort her child. It's another cute book with a needed message, but I enjoyed the first book the most. Jonathan liked the two books equally well and requested them often. The one thing I would share is that my husband didn't appreciate that it was only from a Mama's perspective.

Both books are well worth checking out!

I'm linking this post up to:

Read Aloud Thursday @ Hope is the Word
Feed Me Books Friday @ Little Sprout Books
What My Child is Reading @ Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns
Book Sharing Monday @ Smiling Like Sunshine


Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Oh, these are sweet titles. I look forward to sharing snuggly reads like these with my baby (who just turned one). THanks so much for linking up to RAT!

Isil Simsek said...

Guess How Much I Love You is a favorite book of ours and these books look lovely,too.I would love it if you linked these up to Book Sharing Monday on my blog :)

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

Thanks for linking up at Feed Me Books Friday! We have a copy of the first title, but I hadn't seen Mama's Right Here. Looks sweet!

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