If there never was a you,how empty life would be!Who would make me smile and laughand keep me company?
Filled with heartwarming messages of love, belonging, and togetherness,If There Never Was a You gently reassures children that the place they hold in their parents' hearts can never be filled with anything else.
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||1 - 3 Years|
About the Author
Amanda Rowe lives in New Jersey with her two beloved children. She is a freelance writer, an academic administrator, an amateur chef, a travel enthusiast, and a book hoarder. Amanda loves anything with peanut butter as an ingredient and is determined to make the world a better place. Visit her at www.amandarowewrites.com.
Olga was born and grew up in Russia. She specializes in magazine and book illustrations and other commissioned and personal projects. As a child, Olga found immense pleasure in painting and drawing. This activity soon transformed into an interest in graphic design while illustration was just a passionate hobby. Five years ago, she became a full-time freelance illustrator based in Tallinn. Olga is inspired by travel and people; thus you can see a lot of botanical, architectural, and animalistic topics in her art.
What People are Saying About This
A delightfully true sentiment. Amanda Rowe has put into words how every parent feels: big gratitude and love for all the moments we experience thanks to our beloved little ones. A beautiful message for kids to know how their presence deeply matters to us.
-Marianne Richmond, artist and author of If I Could Keep You Little
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
“If there never was a you, life wouldn’t be the same. I love you more than words can say … and I’m so glad you came,” Amanda Rowe ends her children’s book, If There Never Was a You. ~ What ~ This twenty-page board book with a padded cover and rounded edges targets five- to six-year-old children and readers who like a charming story about the love an adult has for her child. With no scary scenes, it would be best read to beginner readers based on some complicated words. Expressive, colorful illustrations cover the pages with a black font against white or pale colored backgrounds that are incorporated into the designs. In this short rhyming tale, a female rabbit expounds how her little bunny makes her life special as he makes her smile, laugh, and stay busy. Whether she helps him dress, snuggle in bed, listen to jokes, or watch him grow and learn, she enjoys the adventures, care, and time they spend together, more than she can explain. ~ Why ~ Not written as a fictional story, this adorable book conveys how a parent or grandparent’s life would be empty if their child or grandchild were not around. I love the fanciful illustrations of the adult rabbit wearing wire-rimmed glasses and the detailed designs, complete with silly outfits, dangling socks, flying carrots, and spunky animals. ~ Why Not ~ Some may not like the busyness of the illustrations. The book contains a couple of multi-syllable words that may frustrate beginner readers, but it also is a way to learn new words. The age group is for five- and six-year-olds, but younger and older children may like it too. ~ Wish ~ I hope more books by this author and illustrator can be completed as they would be enjoyed by young and old. ~ Want ~ If you are looking for a lovely book that shows the unique love between an adult and child, this makes a wonderful addition. I know I will love reading it to my young grandchildren when they visit. Thanks to Familius and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.