Always By My Side

Always By My Side

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ISBN-13: 9781595723376
Publisher: Star Bright Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/17/2013
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 978,098
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: AD680L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

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Always by My Side 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CanadaInker4 More than 1 year ago
This book has a gentle and loving spirit oozing out of every page.  Written in rhyme, it is composed for children to help them comprehend the forever love of a father, even if he is absent from that child's life. The heart -warming illustrations invite you in to share the intimacy of an absentee father's heart, still connected to his kids.  The children encounter their dad in all the beautiful aspects of nature around them.  Their dad is present in the shimmering leaves, the lapping waves of the ocean, the warm sunshine rays, the birds happily singing and doggies barking at play as they are out for a well-deserved walk.  He whispers words of encouragement and sympathy into their hearts when they are sad or injured.  The illustrations portray children of every culture experiencing the omnipresence of their dad. One must acknowledge that it is the mom who keeps the spirit of her husband, and her children's father alive in their life.  She points out that the children have their father's eyes and many traits that come straight from him.  She passes on the shared family love through the days, months and years, never letting their children forget how much their father loved them.  The last page says, "So as you brighten the world with your sparkling life, with an all-knowing smile you'll say, 'My daddy is in me and everywhere...he's just here in a different way.'  I particularly love the last page showing a little boy, asleep, hugging his teddy bear, and beside his bed is a photo of his beloved dad keeping him company through the night. This is a perfect book to read to your child if his father has passed on, is on military deployment, is working through a parental divorce or if his dad travels a lot.  It reminds kids that they are forever connected through their thoughts and imagination to their dad.   This would be an excellent addition in a school library or for a child therapist.
eheinlen More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It has a great message that is extremely relevant in today's society. Some of the formatting was off and some of the pictures broke across pages, but once these issues are fixed, I think that it will have high sales.