If I Weren't With You

If I Weren't With You


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“Mom, if I weren’t here, what would you do?” Willy starts a conversation with Mama Bear while he’s on the move, acting like a natural youngster. In a series of simple and direct questions, the bear cub seeks and receives his mother’s reassurance of love and security as the two take a walk in the forest. Mama Bear uses imagery of the forest to communicate her feelings to her cub.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946101952
Publisher: Clear Fork Media Group LLC
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Pages: 34
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Rosie J. Pova is a prolific children's writer, a wife and a mother of three. Ever since childhood, Rosie has had a passion for writing and has been fascinated with the power of words. She has written essays, short stories and poetry in Bulgarian and French as a young girl, but as a grown-up, her writing gave way to family, jobs and just life. In 2004, she revisited her love for writing, a few years after becoming a mom. Rosie is originally from Bulgaria now living in Texas with her husband and three kids. She writes primarily for children of all age groups, as well as poetry. Some of her poems have appeared in literary magazines such as Poetry Quarterly, Burningword Literary Journal, Haiku Journal and more. Through the ups and downs of the writer's life, today, Rosie is grateful to be able to create stories in English, connect with the community of fellow writers and also read, learn, and improve her craft daily. She dreams of inviting many readers into her make-believe worlds and hopes to touch their hearts with her words. Rosie J. Pova is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of the Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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If I Weren't With You 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
JoleneG More than 1 year ago
This gorgeous book is actually a tear-jerker for me--just the title is enough to make me cry--because it's such a testament to the love a mother has for her child. The book is also filled with lovely, colorful illustrations and rich, poetic language. And throughout, Mama Bear reassures Baby that he is her everything and that her life wouldn't be the same without him. This would make a wonderful baby or Mother's Day gift.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite Our childhood sets the stage for us into adulthood. If I Weren't With You by Rosie Pova is a beautiful children’s story about what life would be like without the love and protection between a child and his mother. Walk through the forest while Mama and Baby Bear share elements of love and bonding, as Baby Bear inquires as to what would his mother do if he wasn’t around? You can tell that the questions Baby Bear asks display a feeling of of uncertainty and the lack of security, but the answers that Mama Bear provides give Baby Bear the reassurance that his mother loves him unconditionally. If you read this book with your child, you will feel the love and comfort that can set the stage for a lasting and bonding connection between you and your child. Author Rosie Pova is a mother who sees herself as a Mama Bear to her own three children. This story provides such a solid and beautiful example of how important the bond is between a parent and child. Children need to feel secure and to know that they have someone that they can depend and count upon. Rosie Pova does a great job in telling the story, along with the beautiful and colorful illustrations by Philip Martineau. This collaboration helps to set the stage for how, as a parent, listening intently to your child and giving them the assurance that you love and care about them is important to their development, comfort and growth. I am sure that this book will become one of your child’s favorite stories.
Jenna Grodzicki More than 1 year ago
If I Weren't With You is a beautifully written book. The questions Willy asks his mother are ones that many children may have. The poetic language of Mama Bear's responses leaves no doubt as to how much she loves him. Reading this with my children was a wonderful experience, as I was able to use Rosie's heartfelt words to validate my love for them. Philip Martineau's illustrations are engaging and complement the text perfectly. This book is one that every parent should read to their children!
taxi-mom More than 1 year ago
This sweet story begins with a young cub named Willy and his mother walking through the woods. Willy asks, “If I weren’t born, what would you do?” During the tender exchange of questions and answers, the reader feels Mama Bear’s love. The facial expressions are priceless, and the scenes are beautifully illustrated. This is a wonderful book to share with children during cuddle-time.
TCalvert More than 1 year ago
In this beautifully illustrated book, you'll meet Willy, a little bear. Through a series of questions, Willy learns just how deep is Mama's love for him. This precious story would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift!