You Are My Wishby Maryann Cusimano Love, Satomi Ichikawa
Since its publication in 2001, You Are My I Love You has sold half a million copies worldwide and given voice to the unique love parents feel for their children. Now the creators of this modern classic reunite to honor the special bond between grandparent and grandchild, the one of passing along tradition, joyful spoiling, nurturing imagination, and pure adoration.
Since its publication in 2001, You Are My I Love You has sold half a million copies worldwide and given voice to the unique love parents feel for their children. Now the creators of this modern classic reunite to honor the special bond between grandparent and grandchild, the one of passing along tradition, joyful spoiling, nurturing imagination, and pure adoration. Whether it's the sharing of stories or romping horsey rides, silly tickle fights or lazy fishing trips, there's truly nothing like it.
With touching, heartfelt words and warm, playful illustrations, Maryann Cusimano Love and Satomi Ichikawa shine their spotlight on this unique relationship. AUTHOBIO: Maryann Cusimano Love lives in Tracy's Landing, Maryland.
Satomi Ichikawa lives in Paris, France.
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- Product dimensions:
- 7.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 5 Years
Meet the Author
Maryann Cusimano has been working with children since she was a teen–as a clown, story-teller, singer, puppeteer, and caregiver. You Are My I Love You arose out of her work with children, especially the PeaceKids group in the Sursum Corda housing project.
Maryann lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Rich Love (they are newlyweds). She is an associate professor of international politics at Catholic University. Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love is an award winning international educator and author. Dr. Cusimano Love has spoken to audiences from suburban pre-schoolers to inner city teens to international diplomats. A winner of Harvard University’s Pew Faculty Fellowship for teaching, and Catholic University’s Teacher of the Year Award, Maryann Cusimano Love is an effective presenter who favors participatory techniques.
Satomi Ichikawa, creator of the Nora books, lives in Paris, France.
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This is my absolute favorite "grandparents" book. The metaphorical language is sweet and lyrical and the illustrations are softly beautiful in pastel colors. Using bears as characters was a flawless choice - they are just naturally cuddly! This is a perfect book for sharing with a much-loved grandchild!
Touching rhyme, quaint illustrations, great gift
I purchased this to send across the country to my two year old grandson for his birthday. Since I can't be there to help him celebrate, I couldn't think of a better way to let him know how much I wished and prayed for him to be born, and all the things I would do with him if only I lived next door. I don't think I could have done better if I had written it myself. The story line expresses the heartfelt wishes of all grandparents. The illustrations are lighthearted and fun. Just waiting to hear from my son how much the grandson enjoyed it!
In this story, a grandmother and grandchild bear share an action-packed and fun-filled day before they cuddle up, settle down, and relax in the shade of a tree. The flow of this story makes it a great bedtime or `let's cuddle up, settle down, and relax' book. Some of the text might be over a young child's head. However, the soothing, rhythmic verse and illustrations make up for any complexity. The movement, body language, and detail in Satomi Ichikawa's illustrations enhance the lovely emotion behind the text. Ichikawa's colorful and tender illustrations convey Maryann Cusimano Love's message completely. The loving and fun connection between grandparent and grandchild shines through on every page. Many `read-together' books contain text that means more to the adult than to the child. These books often evoke the loving emotion that the adult feels for the child and enhances the sharing experience. The ones with top-notch illustrations and a soothing tone that grabs a child's attention make perfect read-together books. "You Are My Wish" is one of those books. Although, the book is worth purchasing for the illustrations alone, those illustrations would not exist without Maryann Cusimano Love's delightful message.