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Summary: A mother raccoon and her baby share an ordinary day together. From sun-up to sunset the love the pair shares is the focus of all their activities. This picture book helps young children see how a parent's love is always with us.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, playtime reading, easy reader, read aloud book, learning to read
Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; read yourself: 5 to 8
Interest Level: 2 to 5
Age of Child: Read with two-year-old boy.
Young Reader Reaction: He loved the large, cute illustrations of raccoons.
Adult Reader Reaction: The message that "I love you in so many different ways" is something we can not say often enough to a child or grandchild.
Pros: The big, colorful, eye-catching illustrations are worth the price alone. The simple text with the positive message is obviously a major plus too.
Cons: None. This may appear to be a "mom and child" book but dads can get into this heart-tugging picture book as well.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. Would make a splendid Mother's Day gift or a gift for a mom-to-be.
Educational Themes: This is a book for sharing the ever-lasting love between a mother and child.
Notes: Bob Walch, Monterey, California, sent us this review. Bob's reviews appear in the Salinas Californian, Watsonville Register-Pajaronian, Aptos Times, Ride/Western Times and Coast Views Magazine. His online are at MyShelf, Roundtable Reviews, Parent Click, Midwest Book Review, and I Love a Mystery.