I Love You Just Because

I Love You Just Because

by Donna Keith

Board Book

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The third book in this adorable series, I Love You Just Because is the perfect way to show kids that their parents love them just because.

With sales of nearly 75,000 copies for the first two I Love You . . . books, this third addition uses sweet, playful art to depict family dynamics that are grounded in unconditional love.

Through adorable, cuddly art and fun rhyming text, I Love You Just Because will help little ones understand their parents' love for them and that it doesn't have to be earned. With playful artwork and the same friendly bear family you already know and love from Donna Keith's first two books—I Love You All the Same and I Love You Even When—the sweet story of this book will touch you and your family and will remind you that family members love each other...just because.

Parents will gravitate toward the felt need and fun messaging of this book as it seeks to help them explain to their little ones that they are truly loved just because.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780718088538
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Pages: 20
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

, a former English teacher, began writing stories for her grandchildren after the birth of her fourth grandchild. Her daughter Audrey’s interracial family served as the inspiration for I Love You All the Same. Donna and her husband, Lee, live in Kansas City, Missouri.

Award-winning illustrator Alison Edgson was born in Northern
Ireland and now lives with her husband in an old chapel in Wales.

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I Love You Just Because 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
TeresaKander More than 1 year ago
This is an adorable little board book! I haven't seen the first two books in the series, but I am definitely going to be looking for them to add them to my grandchildren's library. The bear family in this series, as you can tell from the cover, is not a typical one where all the bears look the same. That makes this a great book for adoptive families, as well as for traditional families, as it also looks at how the cubs vary in personality traits. The main theme of the story is that all three cubs are loved unconditionally by their parents and grandparents, as well as by one another. The illustrations are adorable and not too "busy," with just enough detail to show what the text is saying. Each page contains a scripture verse that relates to the action on that page as well. The fact that it's a very durable board book makes it a good choice for toddlers, and it should last long enough for them to grow into reading it on their own as well. **I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**
AutumnE4 More than 1 year ago
I Love You Just Because is a wonderful book, my daughter absolutely loved it! This 18 pg 8x8 hardcover book is perfect for both the children and adults reading it. It's a story about a mother and father bear that have 3 baby bears and they are all different. Each baby bear is reminded why he/she is loved and what makes them special, not only by their parents but by God too. Each page ends with a bible quote that goes along with what is being talked about on that page. The illustrations are warm, colorful and fun. This book is a great reminder to us all that we are all different and loved in our own little ways.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book series! The illustrations are whimsical, with a subtle painterly quality. The different bears are just too cute!!! Even better, the messages they portray are wonderful for children of all ages as well as parents. As a family who has adopted our children, I'm always on the lookout for books that are enriching and supportive of the adoption experience. These particular books are especially meaningful for families with children that have differences from each other- physical or personality-oriented, so they work for both adoptive and traditional families. I Love You Just Because reassures children that they are unconditionally loved and valued for who they are as a person. The addition of Biblical scripture references reinforce God's love as well, and make the book an easy resource for including young children in scripture study. There are several examples of how the young bears feel different from his/her siblings, but is always accepted by each other and the grown bears- both parents and grandparents (who are so fun!). The sturdy cardboard pages are perfect for toddlers and the 8" x 8" size is large enough to enjoy the pictures without being overly big. I highly recommend this book and its predecessors for all families with young ones! (Thank you to BookLook Bloggers for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
caeb19 More than 1 year ago
I love my two sons more than words can express. I don't love them for anything they have done or anything they will do. I love them just because of who they are, my sons. This is the same message behind author Donna Keith's newest book I Love You Just Because. The third in a series, this padded cover board book features an adorable bear family and fun rhyming text. I liked how the illustrations stretched across a two-page spread, as well as how the author included a Bible verse on each set of pages. I also appreciated how the author transmitted the idea that even though each bear sibling is different, their papa and mama love them all the same, just because. This is a cute book, and it makes me curious to read the first two books in the series. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Booklook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
StephanieTiner More than 1 year ago
No two people are alike, and no two bear cubs are either, but each and every one of us are special in our own way. Join these three little bear cubs as they discover what makes them special and that, despite their differences, they are loved. This is a very cute children’s book about differences and how it doesn’t change the fact that we are loved. I believe this is an especially good book for families with adopted children. The story follows two black bears and their three cubs, Polar bear, Brown bear, and Panda bear. It isn’t important how children come into our lives, just that we love and care for them and raise them as best as we can. Whether they look like us or like the same foods as us, it doesn’t matter, we love them. This book explains to children that no matter what, they are loved. The images are cute, capturing sweet scenes of these three little bears. On each page, there is a Bible verse included about love, which is a very nice addition. I recommend this book for all children and especially children who have questioned whether their differences effect their relationships with their parents. I received this book from booklookbloggers.com for the sole purpose of an honest review and through them have permission to use the cover artwork above. stephanietiner.weebly.com