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DEAR BABY: WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU!

Author: Carol Casey

Illustrator: Jason Oransky

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Publisher: Dear Baby Books, ´┐½2008

Material: board book

Summary: This board book shows baby all the reasons why mommy loves her so much! From her sassy style to the way she offers food to her mommy, it´┐½s certain that she´┐½s too cute for words! This rhyming book, which celebrates how a mom loves her little girl, comes with an autograph page for the people who read it to her.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, anytime reading, family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 2; read yourself: 5 to 7

Interest Level: 0 to 3

Age of Child: Read with 9-month and 3 year old children.

Young Reader Reaction: My 9-month-old is still too active to sit still for books. My 3-year-old LOVED this book!

Adult Reader Reaction: I did not like the book. The rhymes are forced and the illustrations are too cutsie (lots of ribbons and flowers and tutus). I could not understand why my 3 year old liked the book so much. Perhaps he liked hearing the words ´┐½I LOVE YOU´┐½´┐½ over and over and over again.
Second Mom Reviewer: I liked this book and wish I had it for my little girl. I especially liked the journal page in the back that lets people sign that they read the book with baby.

Pros: Kids love to hear "I love you," and it is repeated frequently. There aren't too many words on any page.

Cons: The rhymes are forced.

Borrow or Buy: Buy or skip. If you have boys, skip it. With a girl, you might like it. If you go for this book, buy it, since any board book has a chance of being EATEN by a young baby.

If You Liked This Book, Try: COUNTING KISSES: A KISS & READ BOOK   TEN LITTLE FINGERS AND TEN LITTLE TOES   I LOVE YOU SO …

Educational Themes: This is a book for sharing and cuddling. Reading to young babies is always a good thing.

Notes: The Reading Tub´┐½ picked up this book at Book Expo America 2009. There were no expectations of review associated with this book.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, family

Date(s) Reviewed: March 2010

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