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I'll Always Love You
     

I'll Always Love You

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by Paeony Lewis, Penny Ives (Illustrator)
 

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Alex bear breaks his mother's favorite honey bowl & fears that she will no longer love him. But, Mother Bear assures Alex that she will always love him in this tender little book complemented by Ives colored-pencil illustrations. For ages 2-5.

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Alex bear breaks his mother's favorite honey bowl & fears that she will no longer love him. But, Mother Bear assures Alex that she will always love him in this tender little book complemented by Ives colored-pencil illustrations. For ages 2-5.

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Children's Literature
A young bear accidentally breaks his mother's favorite bowl while trying to make her breakfast. He questions his mother about her love and if his bad behavior could ever change that. She always answers, "I'll always love you." However, she also adds the consequences that would come from his misdeeds. Even when he has a messy pillow fight or spills paint on his sister, he will have to clean it up, but her love will remain. Cute, playful illustrations help to move the story along and show the bond between mother and child. Lewis sweetly and entertainingly shows the unconditional love of a mother but also shows that our actions have consequences. A great book to share with kids of any age. 2000, Tiger Tales,
— Christina Burbage
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-After Alex Bear breaks his mother's favorite honey bowl while preparing breakfast for her, he fears that she will no longer love him. She reassures her cub that she will always love him, even if he has a raucous pillow fight, spills paint on the baby, forgets to close the refrigerator door, and dumps oatmeal on his head. The mother bear tells Alex that she will always love him, but that he must pick up the feathers, bathe the baby, etc. When she discovers the broken bowl, she is disappointed, but she hugs her son, and he runs to his bedroom and makes a new bowl out of paper and paint. This picture book subtly examines behavior, remorse, forgiveness, and accountability. Alex is truly sad and sorry for breaking his mother's bowl; the mother portrays real emotions when she sees it, but she does not dwell on her disappointment. Many children and adults will relate to the situation portrayed in Lewis's breezy text. Ives's colored-pencil illustrations reveal a cheery home, one in which a tea kettle bubbles on the stove and dishes dry in a rack on a tidy countertop. Alex is a lucky bear, for in addition to his parents and baby sister, his grandmother lives with his family, and she is the one who cleans up the broken bowl.-Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison, WI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589258334
Publisher:
ME Media, LLC
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Series:
Tiger Tales Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.05(w) x 7.85(h) x 0.96(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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I'll Always Love You 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a lovely, gentle book. Great for that special toddler in your life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Paeony Lewis certainly knows toddlers! This is an adorable book of acceptance and unconditional love. I think it would make a great baby shower gift too.