Will You Still Love Me?

Will You Still Love Me?

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by Carol Roth, Daniel Howarth
     
 

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Said the bunny to his mother, just as sweetly as could be, "When the baby bunnies come, will you still love me?" "Of course," said Mother Bunny. "You're my extra-special one. And I'll love you just as much when the baby bunnies come." Every child is anxious about the arrival of a new brother or sister. In Carol Roth's sweet, comforting story, various animal…  See more details below

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Said the bunny to his mother, just as sweetly as could be, "When the baby bunnies come, will you still love me?" "Of course," said Mother Bunny. "You're my extra-special one. And I'll love you just as much when the baby bunnies come." Every child is anxious about the arrival of a new brother or sister. In Carol Roth's sweet, comforting story, various animal mothers-and one human one-reassure their little ones that love has no limits, and they will be loved as much as before. Daniel Howarth's soft watercolors tenderly depict the mother-child bond.

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Publishers Weekly
Displacement anxiety isn't the sole domain of humans. In this story, a lot of junior members of the animal kingdom—from polar bear cubs to the tiniest mouse—fret over what a new sibling will do to the family dynamic: “Said the bunny to his mother, just as sweetly as could be,/ 'When the baby bunnies comes, will you still love me?' ” Of course, is the reassuring answer across all species. “You're my moon and my sun,” quacks a mother duck to her duckling. “And there's room for me to love you all... each and every one.” Ostensibly, there's nothing surprising about Roth's (All Aboard to Work—Choo Choo!) direct, openhearted couplets or Howarth's (Hoppy Hanukkah!) cheery pastoral scenes, with their sweet echoes of mother-child activity (gardening, shopping, cuddling)—even the title could be applied to any number of books. But there's a sophisticated level of expertise at work, evincing the ability to ladle on reassurance without being sappy or boring. Both grownups and kids should find that its appeal has plenty of staying power—at least nine months' worth. Ages 2-5. (Mar.)
School Library Journal
PreS-K—A kitten, bunny, mouse, polar bear cub, duckling, and boy ask their mothers the same question in turn: "When the new baby comes, will you still love me?" The answers they receive vary in the details, but all affirm that the child is special and will still be cherished when the new sibling arrives. The questions echo the youngsters' need to understand change in terms of concrete details: "Will you still take me fishing? Will we romp through the snow?" asks the cub. Howarth's sunny watercolor and ink illustrations match the upbeat tone of the bouncy, rhyming text. In the final pages, the little boy questions his mother as he readies for bed. (In a lovely bit of visual continuity, the animals from the earlier parts of the book appear in some form in his room, raising the possibility that the earlier segments might have been part of his own dramatic play.) The boy's mother gently reassures him: "I will love you forever…/I will love you wherever…/I will love you more than ever…/when the new baby comes!"—Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD
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"Both grownups and kids should find that its appeal has plenty of staying power--at least nine months' worth." Publishers Weekly

"The answers they receive vary in the details, but all affirm that the child is special and will still be cherished when the new sibling arrives." School Library Journal.

Children's Literature - Carlee Hallman
A kitten, bunny, mouse, polar bear cub, duckling, and young boy ask the question "sweetly," and each is told in various ways that mother will still love him when the new baby comes. The rollicking colored pictures show mother rabbit and bunny gathering gardening tools. They hop through a meadow to a garden. Mother rabbit wears gloves as she sprinkles the vegetables with a watering can. The bunny carries a bucket of carrots. The polar bear mother lies on her back and holds her cub in the air. Swirling lights and snow dot the picture. The boy is shown in the bath tub and putting on his pajamas. He asks, "Will you still hug and kiss me? Will you still hold me tight?" In the end, his mother answers, "I will love you more than ever when the new baby comes." Each scenario of two line rhymes, reassures children of mother's love as they look forward to a new brother or sister. Successful as a picture book, this sweet rhyme has made a successfully move to board book format. Reviewer: Carlee Hallman

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621279112
Publisher:
Av2 by Weigl
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Sales rank:
1,152,559
Product dimensions:
10.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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Will You Still Love Me?


By Carol Roth, Daniel Howarth

ALBERT WHITMAN & Company

Copyright © 2010 Carol Roth
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4532-4418-0


CHAPTER 1

Said the kitten to his mother, just as sweetly as could be, "When the baby kittens come, will you still love me?

"Will we still curl up together in the noonday sun? Will there still be time to play? Will we still have fun?"

"Of course," said Mother Cat. "You're my angel ... yes, it's true. And all the kittens in the world won't change my love for you."

Said the bunny to his mother, just as sweetly as could be, "When the baby bunnies come, will you still love me?

"Will we still have time to hop through the meadow and play? Will you help me find some carrots we can munch all day?"

"Of course," said Mother Bunny. "You're my extra-special one.

"And I'll love you just as much when the baby bunnies come."

Said the mouse to his mother, just as sweetly as could be, "When the baby mice come, will you still love me? Will we still play in the forest? Will you keep me safe and warm? Will you hide me from the rain? Will you shelter me from the storm?"


(Continues...)

Excerpted from Will You Still Love Me? by Carol Roth, Daniel Howarth. Copyright © 2010 Carol Roth. Excerpted by permission of ALBERT WHITMAN & Company.
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Meet the Author


Carol Roth is a former kindergarten teacher who has her master's degree in early childhood education. She has numerous children's books in print, including All Aboard to Work--Choo-Choo! She loves taking ballet and is a Literacy Volunteer of America. Carol has two children and three grandchildren and lives in New Jersey with her husband.

Daniel Howarth trained in illustration in college. He then created his own line of greeting cards and sold them personally around southwestern England. Since then he has illustrated more than fifty children's books, including Hoppy Hannukah! and Will You Still Love Me? He and his family live in a thatched cottage in Devon along with two dogs, seventeen chickens, four ducks (and one wild rabbit).

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Will You Still Love Me? 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
biffy428 More than 1 year ago
Great book to read to my three year old about the impending arrival of her little sister.  She loves it, and my pregnant an emotional self cries every time we read it!