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Along Came You

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by Karona Drummond, Estelle Corke
     
 

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Before you, my home was decorated in style. After you, my home is decorated in love. So begins the tender recital of love from parent to child that tells the story of the changes that take place after a little one joins the family. What happens when the pleasures of a tidy, carefully decorated home are traded for the excitement of dressing up and messy art projects

Overview

Before you, my home was decorated in style. After you, my home is decorated in love. So begins the tender recital of love from parent to child that tells the story of the changes that take place after a little one joins the family. What happens when the pleasures of a tidy, carefully decorated home are traded for the excitement of dressing up and messy art projects? When quiet evenings and precisely planned schedules are exchanged for busy days and crazy nights? What happens when the desire to experience joy yourself is replaced with the desire that another might experience joy?

Editorial Reviews

This Zondervan picture book tells a story that any child or parent can appreciate. A household is quiet and organized, peaceful and predictable; and then along comes a child, very welcome but hardly quiet or predictable. With an affectionate wink, Along Came You shows kids the deep impact they have on their parents' daily lives. An inspirational read-along.
Kirkus Reviews
This misguided attempt to make a child feel special unfolds in the voice of a doting mother who tells her daughter a sentimental story contrasting her life before and after having a child. The text follows a "before you/after you" pattern with comparisons that will be familiar to adult readers but often mystifying to the intended younger audience. For example, young children won't understand (or care about) the distinction between a house "decorated with style" and one "decorated with love," and only older children with a good grasp of mathematical reasoning would comprehend reading books of a thousand pages versus reading one picture book a thousand times. The illustrations show the mother and daughter engaging in the activities of their current life, but the mother's old way of life is not shown, which would have provided a clear contrast to her present-day world. A brief introductory quotation from the Book of Psalms gives the book a religious orientation, though there is no other religious content. (Picture book. 3-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310715085
Publisher:
Zonderkidz
Publication date:
03/30/2009
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Karona Drummond is a certified elementary school teacher. She has taught preschoolers for over 15 years. She spent several years at Texas Woman's University Child Development Center and several years at the University of North Texas Child Development Laboratory.

Her publications include "The Running Years," which was chosen for the "Hats Off To Dads" section of the Tejas Storytelling Festival. Her writing includes stories for preschoolers and elementary-aged children and inspirational poetry for adults.

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