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You're Lovable to Me
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You're Lovable to Me

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by Kat Yeh, Sue Anderson (Illustrator)
 

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IN THIS WARMHEARTED tale of multigenerational love, repentant bunnies apologize to their mama for the day’s shenanigans. Mama Bunny gathers her children together and reassures them that she will always love them: “No matter what your feelings are, whatever they may be . . . I’m your mama. You’re my bunnies. And you’re lovable to me

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IN THIS WARMHEARTED tale of multigenerational love, repentant bunnies apologize to their mama for the day’s shenanigans. Mama Bunny gathers her children together and reassures them that she will always love them: “No matter what your feelings are, whatever they may be . . . I’m your mama. You’re my bunnies. And you’re lovable to me.” After the young bunnies are tucked in, Mama Bunny’s papa drops by for tea and to tell her that she, too, is his bunny and infinitely lovable to him.

Old-fashioned illustrations and a gentle rhyme will endear readers to this bedtime picture book that has the making of a love-classic.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The gentle tone reassures with its warm sense of a family coming full circle." - Booklist Reviews

"From the soft illustrations to the tone of text, there is an overall sense of gentleness." - School Library Journal

"You’re Lovable to Me delivers the story in a gentle rhyming style that parents will have a good time reading to their children while kids immerse themselves in Sue Anderson’s illustrations." - Children's Books Guide

Children's Literature - Claudia Mills
"It had been a big day. It had been a hard night." Mama's large family of mischievous bunnies has made a big mess of mealtime, bath time, and teeth-brushing. Now contrite, they kneel by Mama's knee, as she reassures them that "When a mama loves a bunny," she loves him whether he is sad, frightened, lonely, worried, mad, exhausted, embarrassed, or shy. Whatever a bunny's feelings, "I'm your mama. You're my bunnies. And you're lovable to me." The second half of the book shows Grandpa Bunny coming to the house while Mama is asleep on the couch, tucking her under a blanket, and repeating the same sentiment to her as she sleeps: "When a papa loves a bunny, that's the way it will always be. I'm your papa. You're still my bunny. And you're lovable to me." The trans-generational "love you forever" message is sure to appeal to those who lap up Robert Munsch's treacley mega-seller, but it does not quite work as laid out here. Mama has not been frustrated by her little bunnies' feelings, but by their behavior (and by the commotion caused by their sheer number), and Mama herself has not behaved badly in any way that would call for parallel reassurance on the part of Grandpa Bunny; she has not done anything that would occasion the thought that he still loves her anyway. But Anderson's watercolors are a delight, filled with amusing details and wonderfully expressive emotions that add up to a feel-good celebration of family. Reviewer: Claudia Mills, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—Six little bunnies prepare for bed after an active day in which they demonstrate behavior and emotions familiar to young children. Mother Bunny assures her little ones, "I'm your mama, you're my bunnies. And you're lovable to me" no matter what feelings they display—sadness, fear, loneliness, anger, exhaustion, or just shyness. She tucks them in bed, and then continues her household chores. Grandpa arrives for his evening tea and finds her sleeping on the couch. After watching her awhile, he says that even though she is grown with a family of her own, she is still his little bunny and lovable to him. The illustrations present a busy family in a cozy atmosphere. The childlike actions and emotions displayed by the bunnies will be familiar to most children as they examine the pictures. The dainty drawings were done in a pastel palette with lots of white background, reflecting the mood and simplicity of the story. From the soft illustrations to the tone of text, there is an overall sense of gentleness. However, while children will understand the message of mother's love, the grandfather's tender feelings for his daughter may be a bit beyond their ken. The concept is similar to Robert Munsch's Love You Forever (Firefly, 1995).—Margaret R. Tassia, Millersville University, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375860157
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
12/22/2009
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
430,485
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.82(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"The gentle tone reassures with its warm sense of a family coming full circle." - Booklist Reviews

"From the soft illustrations to the tone of text, there is an overall sense of gentleness." - School Library Journal

"You’re Lovable to Me delivers the story in a gentle rhyming style that parents will have a good time reading to their children while kids immerse themselves in Sue Anderson’s illustrations." - Children's Books Guide

Meet the Author

Kat Yeh spent many years as a copywriter in New York in the sports marketing and promotions fields and in advertising with Saatchi & Saatchi. She has continued her education in creative and nonfiction writing and children’s literature at NYU and Columbia University. She lives in Lloyd Harbor, New York, with her husband and their two children.

Sue Anderson completed her art training at the Ringling School of Art and Design and is the illustrator of Off We Go.

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You're Lovable to Me 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where in the he.ll is bloodclan! God! Cant find anyone these days!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got to go pretty soon too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pawed a leaf and scampered around the edges.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh uh sorry. Dropped the kits and padded out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mew as they pad in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She growled then teleported out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Magickit slowly pads in, cautious.<p> Deathheart nudges her in. "It will be ok." She purrs and stalks off to the original clan. <p> Magickit paws at th eground and stares at the floor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A cream colored queen padded in....she was heavy with kits and needed a place to stay. She could do anything. She was a medicine cat until her and Kestralflight mated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(I think this is a great Idea!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
'Midsummers night" res two
LovableBunnies More than 1 year ago
Thank you for the lovely review. We have put together a web site with coloring pages for children to print out and more information about and illustrations from "You're Lovable To Me" at http://lovablebunnies.com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a nice way to put children to bed. This book educates children in a sweet way using bunnies to tell them that their mommy is never mad at them for very long and that they are always cherished and loved. The book the changes a little bit and brings in the grandfather bunny who also tells his "little girl" (the mama bunny) that she is special to him. A loving story.
GBJAFFE More than 1 year ago
I loved this honest and heartwarming tale the minute I saw it. The story (told with Sue Anderson's wonderful bunny illustrations) exemplifies that we all have our struggles no matter how big or small we are. The relationship between the mother and her bunnies feels so real, and at the end of the story, it's clear why; the Mamma bunny had a good role model. My girls (2 and 5) ask for this every night before bed, and my big girl has started telling me, "Mommy, I love you just the way you are. What more can parents hope for from a story?