Picture Books - I Love You Because You're You
I Love You Because You're You by Lisa Baker and Illustrated by David McPhail 2001
It may be another sweet and lovey type book, but it has become a fast favorite in this house. The rhyming text is smooth and a bit lyrical and flows from page to page. The artwork by McPhail is right on target. He captures the expressions and gentleness being conveyed by Baker. As you get to know little fox, you hear the story of his mother's unconditional love and acceptance for him. What more can one ask for? Our little one, who is 14 months, loves to hear it read to her and especially loves the last page with its red heart. She touches it every time. Definitely one to read and I would even venture to say add it to the home collection. Plus, as a parent it is a reassuring read to sooth a soul on a crazy and hectic day. Although really a preschool to kindergarten age book, I say anyone from babies on up would enjoy it. Who doesn't need a little boost from time to time? Great lap book.
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