It’s Children’s Book Week!
Now, for the first time, How Do I Love You? is available in the popular small boardbook format. The lyrical meter and simple rhyme makes this “love poem” especially suitable for the toddler age. And the message is simple: Mom or Dad loves the child -no matter what. P.K. Hallinan’s delightful cartoon art will bring a smile to children of all ages.
I don’t know if I could ever write an objective review for this book. But I can try telling you how much it means to me. 🙂 Because this book stole my heart years ago. It’s my heart keeper now.
This book is the simplest, most precise, most adorable, most lovable, most wonderful portrait of how a parent feels about her children. I used to read it to my spawns every night because I was CONVINCED that it perfectly said what I felt for them. Their HUGE smiles told me they were getting the idea.
I treasure this book so much. I cannot recommended enough.
And the illustrations…. Cuteness level off the charts! I just want to eat this little boys cheeks!
“My name is Malory, I’m 8 years old, and I have ADHD. ADHD is short for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It can mean different things for different kids. My mom says that it’s part of what makes me special. She says that because of it, I am unique. Being unique means that you are one of a kind. That doesn’t mean that I’m alone though…”
Meet eight year old Malory. Malory has a learning disability, but she doesn’t let that stop her from enjoying her life. Whenever she is feeling blue, her mother and father remind her of the list of those who love her. Ms. Julie, her art teacher, understands what it is like to be different. She was born Autistic. Ms.Julie encourages Malory to express herself through art.
Inspired by a true story, written by Chelsea Radojcic and illustrated by Leonie Cheetham. This heartwarming story inspires hope, and reminds us of the truth that we sometimes forget; our differences make us beautiful…
I really enjoyed this book! This book is a jewel. The illustrations, the content, the prose. All beautiful. The content is so spot on that really touched my heart. It was like reading my own experiences as a child. How it was hard to concentrate at school, how I kept getting in trouble… 🙂 I could relate so much to it! A very good representation of ADHD. I especially loved…
- That autism was included too
- How the art teacher used her own experienced with autism to help Malory, which has three messages… (1) You can pursue your dreams and be whatever you want [a teacher in this case] (2) you can relate to others and help them and (3) art is a wonderful tool to relate and connect!
- All the positive messages “autism is a gift”, “you’ll help someone else”, “you are beautiful and loved”
- The author note at the end about how it is to grow up with ADHD.
- The illustrations are so beautiful and whimsical and they do a great job showing all the emotions of living with ADHD. From when Mallory was sad for getting in trouble at school to the happy ending when she is happy because she feels understood by her art teacher and family.
I really recommend this book if you want to understand ADHD!
Aidan Allen has angry hair. That’s right angry hair. Hands down, he has the angriest hair anyone has ever seen. But why is his hair so angry? Why is his hair trying to ruin his life? Why is the sky blue? Two of these three questions will be answered in this comical tale of kid vs. hair.
Big crazy hair is my weakness because that’s Butterfly hair’s natural state of being :). So, I was instantly in love with the cover! The story reminded my so much of Butterfly‘s daily struggle with her unruly hair, which we called “the little birds nest” we always joke about the birds having parties there :). The illustrations are so funny! I think she’ll have a blast reading it when I get the hardcover. A good lesson about tidiness, compromise and problem solving 🙂
I hope you read these books with your little spawns!
Let’s make every child a reader! Enjoy the Children’s Book Week!
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