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Summary: Father Bear explains to little bear how their desires--and love--complement each other. This poem shows that the wonders of everyday life offer ways to share love, fun and new things for both parents and children.
Type of Reading: family reading, bedtime story, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 5; read yourself: 5 to 7
Interest Level: 1 to 5
Age of Child: Started reading at 5 months, put away and resumed at 20 months. Still reading at 2 years.
Young Reader Reaction: The first few times, s/he was focused on the illustrations of the bear. Now, "I LOVE YOU BOOK" is a request every night.
Adult Reader Reaction: A nice book. Every reading reminds you that you are rediscovering the world from your child's eyes and learning & loving things anew.
Pros: Reminding your kids that you love them in simple, sing-song ways they understand is always a great thing!
Cons: The rhyming can get tedious. That said, it still stands up well to repeated readings.
Borrow or Buy: This was a first-Valentine's Day present. It would make a great "for dad" gift on any occasion. You know it’s a great investment when your child wants to read "I Love You"!