You Are My I Love You

You Are My I Love You


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You Are My I Love You by Maryann Cusimano Love, Satomi Ichikawa

The all-time classic, bestselling ode to the love shared between parent and child. Perfect for new parents, baby showers, christenings, and sharing at bedtime.

I am your parent; you are my child.
I am your quiet place; you are my wild.

I am your favorite book; you are my new lines.
I am your nightlight; you are my starshine.

A day in the life of parent and child—full of smiles and giggles, messes and meals, boundless energy and well-earned rest. Not to mention lots of love. Here, in simple rhyming verse accompanied by colorful, playful illustrations by world-renowed artist Satomi Ichikawa, is one such day. Share it with others and treasure the memories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399233920
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 04/28/2001
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 91,600
Product dimensions: 8.38(w) x 10.31(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Satomi Ichikawa, creator of the Nora books, lives in Paris, France.

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You Are My I Love You 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Oh-io-shel More than 1 year ago
We love this story! More importantly, our 3- (nearly 4-) year-old wants to hear this story over and over again. And, as our son's "story-readers," we don't get bored with it, either. It's a great book to give as a gift, and although there is a line in the book ". . . You are my King," we tactfully inserted "(or Queen!)" for a friend who recently had a little girl. Our little guy has the book memorized-- rhyming and cadence facilitates this. Finally, the illustrations are truly beautiful and warm. Kudos to author AND artist! You can't go wrong with this lovely book! This is a wonderful read for big and little alike.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a beautiful book! Every child should be read this book before bed so they know how loved they are! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I read to my daughter. She is almost 9 months now and understands that storytime ends with this wonderful book.
ChelseaRay More than 1 year ago
True story, this book really represents everything our children are to us and we are to them at this age (2-5). At the moment, the children are young and don't fully understand what the book is talking about, but it really hits home to us parents. I strongly recommend this book and bought copies for my brother, sister and sister in law's children. They may not get it now being so young, but one day it will click and I know they will all smile.
Sty More than 1 year ago
Great book for bedtime reading, especially if you have a very active toddler.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book at a discount store tossed on a shelf. I began to read it in the middle of the aisle and quickly my heart swelled and tears welled in my eyes because it said everything I felt as a parent. I quickly took the book to my husband and made him read it too. He too got that "masculine emotional" look and said, "We are getting this book!" It is the perfect description of our daily life with our daughter. The give and take relationship between a parent and child and the expounding love you have for your child as a parent. It would be a beautiful gift for expecting or new parents. Just don't let the expecting mother read it right there at the shower...she will definately cry! I wish the publisher would make this book for infants in the hard cardboard pages. My daughter squeals and slaps at the pictures and wants to touch the pages with her moist baby hands. I love that she is excited to hear the book but I don't want to ruin it either. I will buy another if she does destroy is that wonderful of a book!
Carolee_N More than 1 year ago
I love the rhythm of reading this one outloud. It's a delightful book to share with a child you love. I also really love the 2nd book, "You Are My Miracle" with it's Christmas theme.
Deelovestoread More than 1 year ago
Gave as a present to my daughter, she loved it.
babyloveTX More than 1 year ago
This is one of the sweetest storys we have read to our one year old son in a while!!! It was so cute and so true!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
We bought this book for our daugher while on vacation. When I got back the the house and read the book tears streamed down my face. It can be a little corny, but the writer does such a great job of attempting to put the love you have for your child into words. Great, great book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I cryed when I read this book. It is so speacial I love to read to my daughters. This book is the truth of everything that we go through in a day. After a bath and tucked in bed we read it. I will never get tired of reading it. Thanks for such a great book
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a classic with a positive message about the day in the life of the Teddy Bear family. It shows a loving relationship between child and parent through the ups and downs of the day and play. Adorable illustrations highlight the timeless story. I recommend You Are My I Love You highly. You won't be disappointed you chose this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book when my son Aedan was 3 months old....tears poured down my cheeks while purchasing it. It truly put all my feelings in writing. My pregnancy was tough and I didn't know if he would make it. He is here, healthy and this book sure puts life in perspective. I value him so much and by being able to read him this wonderful book just lets him know how much I care. I even wrote my own dedication in the front so he will have it forever. I recommend this book to EVERY person who loves children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am recommending this book to EVERYONE. mothers, fathers, grandparents aunts uncles cousins mentors! I used to work in a barnes and noble bookstore 2 years ago in the childrens department, I read this book one time to myself and I cried on my shift. It then became my favorite book in the whole world! I put it on the employee recomendations list and read it to children during story time, and insisted that parents buy it for their children no matter how old they are. I myself am now expecting my first baby in December and this is the very first book that I plan on buying to start my baby's library. In fact I think I'll buy a few extra copies to give to friends who are also expecting... even if you dont have a special child in your life... read this book it will touch your heart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so preciouse. I read it for the first time without my children as it was a gift for my son whom is four. Tears streamed down my cheeks. I know he will one day enjoy reading this to his own children one day!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is exceptional in it's verse and illustrations. It is so poinant that it is felt by the reader and those read to! I gave this book to my grandchildren and it is now one of their favorites...reaching ages from 2-7. A wonderful bedtime tale.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is absoloutely wonderful. A great addition to your children's collection & something they will treasure someday. I read it to my 3 boys several times a week. Helps me remember how precious they really are.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received this book from a family friend after my daughter was born. I absolutely fell in love with it. The illustations are beautiful...and ever time we read it, we find something else that makes us smile! Several of my friends have had babies over the past year. I always include this book with their gift. It is the kind of book that you just HAVE to share with other parents. It is very special!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book about 2 years ago and fell in love with it in the book store. I could not wait to get home and read it to my beautiful 2 year old daughter. That night as I read it to her I had tears in my eyes when I finished. My daughter asked why and I told her this book helped me to let her know how much I loved her. She told me that this would be her favorite book always and to this day not a week goes by that she does not ask me to read this to her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was looking for that special book to give to my husband on his second Father's Day when I found this truly touching book. He read the book aloud and by the end both of us were teary eyed. We are going to give this book to our child in hopes that she will keep this book and read it to her children. I recommend it to anyone!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A few months back my son was badly burn on his feet. It was a very emotional time for me especially my husband. My husband kept blaming himself for the accident which wasn't the case. The hospital where we were at had a book sale and I came across this book. The title captured my eye and fell in love with it immediately. I thought it was the perfect gift for my husband to read to our son. Each time he reads this book to our son, my husband's eyes fill with tears. He felt this book was exactly the kind of relationship he had with our son. Now we take it ever where we go so my husband doesn't miss a night of reading it to our son. He even takes it when he has to be away. I think this is just an awesome book to buy. I really recommend to others to get a copy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the first books that I started reading to my son when he was born. At that young age he loved looking at the pictures and now one year later it is still his favorite book. I was very touched with this book. At the end of the book it writes: 'I am your good-night kiss; you are my I love you. And my son insists on kissing the bear and then me. What a great bonding book! I have been searching all over for one to give to my expecting friend. Everyone should have this book. Great pictures too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my husband for his "first" Father's Day. I knew it was the one when I was standing in the store reading it teary-eyed. I love the words & illustrations. For me, it looked like a Daddy Bear with his Little Boy Bear. It was perfect for my husband, who was touched by such a book as this. I recommend it for every household, young & alike!