Me with You

Me with You

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by Kristy Dempsey
     
 

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Here is a special twosome. From tea time to game time, in singing or swinging, in the good times and even the grumpy ones, too, this granddaughter knows her grandpa loves her. Indeed they are a pair beyond compare. With simple rhymes and delightfully charming illustrations, Me with You celebrates the sure love that comes from a grandfather and grandchild who dare

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Here is a special twosome. From tea time to game time, in singing or swinging, in the good times and even the grumpy ones, too, this granddaughter knows her grandpa loves her. Indeed they are a pair beyond compare. With simple rhymes and delightfully charming illustrations, Me with You celebrates the sure love that comes from a grandfather and grandchild who dare to be completely themselves, while knowing that, together, they are even more! This charming picture book is now available in a new gift paperback format, which allows you to personalize the book and send it to someone special. The gatefold cover has space for you to write a message and sign the book. Then fill in the mailing address, affix postage stamps, and drop it in the mail.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
The enticing, picturesque scenes will make readers want to climb right into the pages to participate in each charming episode.
Children's Literature - Heidi Hauser Green
Anyone who has ever been lucky enough to feel a grandparent's love and support will appreciate this book. Here, a small bear cub reflects upon the meaningful relationship she enjoys with her immense grandfather. In the good times, they are happy together sipping tea, playing on the tire swing, making music, preparing for Christmas, tending to the garden, and more. Then there are the bad times, when the bear cub is sick, sad, gruff, and gloomy. Always, the grandpa bear is available, supportive, helpful, and loving. Young readers will be drawn in by Christopher Denise's beautiful, soft illustrations and the fun activities they depict. Adult readers will have their heartstrings tugged and their memories stirred. This is a lovely, reassuring book that would work well as a bedtime story—especially when read by a grandparent to the child who is the apple of his eye. Reviewer: Heidi Hauser Green
School Library Journal

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This charmingly illustrated take on a reassuring adult-child relationship crosses the line into saccharine and obscure. The text, presumably from the point of view of the child, describes all of the ways she and her grandfather play, spend time together, and support one another. Each rhyming verse incorporates in some form the words "me" and "you." Unfortunately, the voice is adult in tone and sentiment, with phrases such as "tickling ivories," and "On days when being me feels like/the sky was painted black,/you and I together roll/along a brighter track." The mostly full-bleed, color-saturated illustrations depicting a fully dressed little girl bear and her bespectacled grandfather are expressive and appealing. With a painterly feel that showcases the versatility of the computer medium and effective use of color and shadows reflecting the mood of the story, the artwork easily outshines the overly sweet verses. Books about unconditional love are a dime a dozen, and this one breaks no new ground.-Amy Lilien-Harper, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT

Kirkus Reviews
A grandfather bear and his granddaughter enjoy each other's company in a variety of ways. Dempsey sets up a verse structure that at first appeals but quickly wears thin. The girl bear says, "When I am me, I'm dressed for tea / with you beside my chair, / Your head held high, you nibble pie / with fancy silverware," and so on: "When I am me, I'm swinging / over puddles from a rope," "I'm me when I am chasing down / the wind that swiped your hat," etc. Grammatical incorrectness aside (nominative cannot be objective), the relentless repetition begs the question, When is this little bear not herself? Denise supplies warmly affectionate intergenerational vignettes that provide visual interest, but possibly not enough to save this well-intentioned effort. (Picture book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448463902
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
03/21/2013
Series:
Little Letters Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
389,076
Product dimensions:
4.16(w) x 4.92(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

As a child, Kristy Dempsey enjoyed swinging from trees and splashing in the creek on her grandfather's farm in South Carolina. These days, she lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where her favorite moments are spent with her husband and three children.
As the father of two girls, Christopher Denise knows about the special moments that children share with their loved ones, and he brings that feeling to life in this book. Christopher has illustrated many books for young readers and has also exhibited his work at the annual Society of Illustrators show in New York City.

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Me with You 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Amroosie More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed my attention, as well as my children's attention, right from the front cover, and the pages in between did not disappoint. It is a story that touches the heart of any parent or grandparent and their relationship with the children in their life. It is the kind of book you want to give to all of your friends and family, as well as a book that would be a lasting addition to any library. Each time I read it, I'm endeared even more to it than the time before.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How wonderful you feel when reading this book, especially aloud to children. Just the words, Me and You, pulls you in, and makes the story real. I aplaud the author, and the illustrator, for the colorful and eyecatching artistry. A must for grandparents to have in their home to share with the grandchildren, infants to adults. A real five stars book!
MCrisp More than 1 year ago
This is the kind of book you want to read over and over with those you love -- your children, your friends, your parents, ANYONE with whom you have a special relationship. The words reinforce the reasons your relationships are special and the art makes you want to climb in and be a part of the story. This book celebrates the kinds of relationships that allow each person to be an individual while at the same time knowing that each individual is better because of the pair. "We're a pair beyond compare,/a rare and special two,/in all the ways that I am me,/and you're completely you." ME WITH YOU also emphasizes that the individuals grow and change but our relationships with those we love will always be special. "And though I'll find new ways of being me my whole life through,/ my favorite me will always be when I am me with you." A special book not to be missed.
Elspeth47 More than 1 year ago
not in the Little Letter Series format, which I had not been aware I was ordering and was the ONLY non-electronic version of this beautiful book available from BN. In order to get a hardbound copy of the book intended as a gift for first-time grandparents to share with their new granddaughter, I had to search the internet for an independent seller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Special book for grandfather and granddaughter to share toghether. Great illustrations.