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Author: Dafna Rahminov

Illustrator: Dfana Rahminov

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Publisher: I Am Love Production, Inc,

Material: hard cover

Summary: With simple sentences, the narrator (read: reader) explains to a child that no matter what they're mood, or how they behave, they are loved. This is a series of affirmations that encourage a child to understand, accept and share love.

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

Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 8; read yourself: 5 to 8

Interest Level: 1 to 6

Age of Child: Started reading with 3-year-old child.

Young Reader Reaction: When we started reading this book, our preschooler liked re-enacting the moods described on the page. Now, at four, s/he likes to follow the words with a finger while we read.

Adult Reader Reaction: This book is less story and more a collection of reminders that we love our kids all of the time. The mirror and coloring activities in the back are a nice touch.

Pros: The illustrations and text complement each other well: bright colors, happy theme, simply presented. The bookplate in the front and the coloring in the back help a child personalize the story for himself.

Cons: None, really. If this book really is for 8-year-olds, it might be nice to have some space for "what I like about me" activities (e.g., guided journaling).

Borrow or Buy: Buy if you're looking for a book for toddlers and preschoolers. Skip it if you're audience is heading to kindergarten or older. They're beyond it's message.

If You Liked This Book, Try: WHAT CAN I DO TODAY? To Make This World a Happier Place   WHAT I LIKE ABOUT ME! A Book of Celebrating Differences   THE SKIN YOU LIVE IN

Educational Themes: For the youngest listeners, you can use this book to describe emotions and explain how they link with love. For older listeners/readers, there are opportunities to expand beyond the book's statements to ask questions that lend themselves to self-reflection for the kids.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, self worth

Date(s) Reviewed: July 2006

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