PreS-Gr 2–A mother expresses her never-ending love for her daughter by sharing the words that she would use if she were writing a book about her. Each affirmation is expressed in familiar items, like the branches of the tree providing shade for a picnic or dominoes spread out on the floor. Preschool through elementary-aged children will be delighted to find the artfully designed vocabulary on each page, with the older children sounding it out, spelling it, or defining it. Each beautifully simple illustration in shades of orange, turquoise, and brown is reminiscent of another era. The crispness and clarity of each page is refreshing and pleasing. This book is sure to make a fabulous gift for new mothers and should appeal to all who appreciate quality picture books.–Amy Shepherd, St. Anne’s Episcopal School, Middleton, DE
MBR Bookwatch, Lorraine's Bookshelf:
"If I Wrote a Book About You" is a tender, poignant, "multi-media" book about the wonder of a mother's love for her child. The "multi-media" refers to a mother's choice of message materials - dominoes, tree branches, sand, cracker crumbs, flowers, vegetables, even noodles in the soup! This mom would tell her daughter of her love using the stars in the sky, the freckles on her face, and the wrinkles on her mom's face. Matching the sweet intensity of the narrative, the charming, limited palette of aqua and shades of soft peach illustrations convey a sense of peace, wonder, and security within limitless love. "If I Wrote a Book About You" conveys the amazing certainty of a mother's love, a never ending miracle.