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A little cub tells Mama everything he'd do for her in this irresistibly adorable picture book from John Wallace and illustrator Harry Horse.
Following in the footsteps of Guess How Much I Love You? and other love-reaffirming tales, this charmer features Little Charlie, a cub who's been "helping" Mama dig in the garden, collect apples, and clean the house. After a long day, the critter has wound up making a mess -- and making himself dirty, to boot -- so Mama gets a bath ready for scrubbing up. When she asks him if he's ready to climb in, Little Charlie exclaims that "'I'd do anything for you,'" including climbing to the top of a tree, smiling his biggest smile, and even letting her be his best friend. A knowing Mama understands that Little Charlie is tired after a long day, however, and she asks if the best thing for him might be to go to sleep. Her cub is only too happy to oblige, and after he falls fast asleep, Mama whispers, "'I'd do anything for you, too.'"
This snuggly read is just the ticket to help little ones feel comforted by a parent's love. Wallace's easy text is paired with Horse's warm, jovial illustrations that show Mama drying off her tired cub after bath time, helping him put on his pj's, and finally putting him to bed -- all giving little ones that sense of security and happiness. A cute-as-a-button charmer to add to your before-sleep rituals. Matt Warner