You Are My Miracle
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You Are My Miracle

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by Maryann Cusimano Love, Satomi Ichikawa
     
 

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Nothing beats the magic of time spent between parent and child, and perhaps no time is more magical than Christmas. Presented in gentle rhymes and illustrations as warm and glowing as a winter’s fire, here is one such Christmas. Maryann Cusimano Love and Satomi Ichikawa, the team behind the international bestseller You Are My I Love You, pair up once again to

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Nothing beats the magic of time spent between parent and child, and perhaps no time is more magical than Christmas. Presented in gentle rhymes and illustrations as warm and glowing as a winter’s fire, here is one such Christmas. Maryann Cusimano Love and Satomi Ichikawa, the team behind the international bestseller You Are My I Love You, pair up once again to bring you this instant classic.

Editorial Reviews

The team that gave us You Are My I Love You return with a sweetly winning holiday picture book: "I am your parent; / you are my child. / I am your quiet place. / you are my wild…..I am your gingerbread; / you are my frosting goo. / I am your paper; / you are my glitter and glue." Satomi Ichikawa's softly elegant animal paintings provide the perfect accompaniment to Maryann Cusimano Love's affectionate text.
Publishers Weekly
In a companion to You Are My I Love You, You Are My Miracle, by Maryann Cusimano Love, illus. by Satomi Ichikawa, sprinkles in some Yuletide touches as it captures the special bond shared between a parent and child. "I am your Santa Claus; you are my Christmas elf." Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
The collaborators from You Are My I Love You (2001) reuse the initial verse from that volume ("I am your parent; you are my child. I am your quiet place; you are my wild") as the beginning words and poetic structure for another metaphorical exploration of the parent-child bond. This time the teddy-bear characters focus on winter and Christmas activities: baking, wrapping packages, decorating, singing carols and reading under the Christmas tree. The metaphorical structure takes a little getting used to and will need to be explained to some children, while others will immediately find this an amusing way of looking at things. The text needs to be accepted as delightfully nonsensical, and some may wince at lines that don't scan exactly, but the sentiments of tender love and care shine through in both text and illustrations. Ichikawa's watercolors are a delight, with the two nattily dressed bears accompanied throughout their activities by four smaller stuffed animals that join in all the activities. The world she creates for the bears and their friends is safe, warm and cozy-a wonderfully nurturing place to celebrate Christmas together. (Picture book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399240379
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/15/2005
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

Meet the Author

Satomi Ichikawa, creator of the Nora books, lives in Paris, France.

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You Are My Miracle 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In October I became a mom to a new little baby boy. For Christmas my mother got this book for me to read to and give to my son. The first time I read it I was immediately brought to tears. This is an absolute must have title for your child's library. The words and illustrations are absolutely perfect and very moving. I am anxious to go out now and get the other similar book by Maryann Cusimano titled, You Are My I Love You. I work in the field of early childhood and I am an avid children's book lover. I would highly recommend this book to every parent. I believe the words in this book are timeless and truly are reflected in the hearts of every parent.
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Marjay More than 1 year ago
My 3 year old loves this book. She even tries to read it to herself.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love reading this book & my two year old daughter asks to read it almost every day. The author uses such cute comparisons to explain the parent-child relationship. The pictures are adorable and my heart is touched each time I read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a magical book to read to your child at a wonderful time of the year. It invokes all the images of the season, with the same word-play that 'You are my I Love You' uses. I can't imagine any parent not wanting to read this to his/her own child! And the illustrations are as lovely as ever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great little Christmas book that you can read over and over again with your family. Must reading during the holidays, fireplace not included.