The I Love You Book
Little, Brown Young Readers (2009)
Reviewed by Cayden (age 4.5) and Max (age 2.5) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (3/09)
“The I Love You Book” shows what it means to love someone unconditionally. For instance, “I love you when you share. I love you when you are shy. I love you when you hide my keys.”
Cayden: “I like the cover on this book. The silver cut-out heart is pretty cool! The pictures have lots of colors. I liked that the mommy and daddy said ‘I love you’ to the kids no matter what they did, even when the baby had a stinky diaper!”
Max: “I get up in the middle of night and go by mommy too. I liked the picture of when they went to the grocery store and there were bananas.”
We really enjoyed the bright, bold illustrations in “The I Love You Book.” The cover is also very eye-catching with the shiny silver heart. I liked the message about unconditional love that the book conveys. My children could relate to almost all of the scenarios shown. “The I Love You Book” by Todd Parr would make a sweet gift for any young child.