If I Wrote a Book About You

If I Wrote a Book About You


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""If I wrote a book about you and how wonderful you are, I would write it everywhere,"" says a mother to her child. And so she does—with the branches of the trees, the sand at the beach, and even the rays of the sun. This beautiful picture book eloquently and uniquely conveys a mother's love for her child. Children will enjoy searching out the big words hidden in plain sight in the images. And parents will appreciate the message that a child makes you experience the world differently.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781927018460
Publisher: Simply Read Books
Publication date: 05/01/2014
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Stephany Aulenback lives in Nova Scotia with her husband and two small children. Her stories and articles have been published in a number of literary journals, magazines, and Web sites including McSweeney's, Brain, Child, and The Awl. “Grim Stories” was an honorable mention in the 2006 Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. Her work has been anthologized in It's a Boy: Women Writers On Raising Sons and Created in Darkness By Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney's Humor as well as read aloud on NPR. She has been blogging about children, writing, and children's writing at Crooked House since 2008.

Denise Holmes is an illustrator and designer who lives in Chicago with her husband and daughter, Hazel. When she is not in her studio drawing images of children, trees, and cats, she is reading books, dancing to music, and going on neighborhood walks. You can see her work and read about her latest adventures over at niseemade.com.

Read an Excerpt

If I wrote a book about you and how wonderful you are, I would write it everywhere.
I would write that you are captivating in the branches of the trees. I would write that you are perfect in the pawprints on the snow.
I would write that you are entertaining with the toys on the floor. I would write that you are clever with the crumbs from your crackers.
With the dandelions on the front lawn, I would spell out that you are magnificent, and with the vegetables growing in the garden, I would say that you are strong.
With the peas on your plate, I would write that you are delectable, and that you are delicious with the noodles in your soup.
I would write that you are amazing with the telephone wires and that you are fascinating with the yellow lines that run down the middle of the road.

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