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Based on the author's own experience, I Already Know I Love You describes the cavalcade of feelings that comes with being a grandfather for the very first time. Beginning with anticipating the new baby's arrival, this book celebrates all the moments, great and small, that a new grandpa is ready to share. Whether it's taking a nap together or rooting for the Yankees, this grandpa just can't wait. Lush and dreamy pastels complement the heartfelt text, and together they celebrate all the joy a brand-new baby brings to the world.

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"Comedian Crystal's unabashedly sentimental poem to his first grandchild rather clumsily starts on the opening endpapers, where the verse begins, 'I'm waiting to see you in ballet shoes or is it football pads?' and concludes, 'I can't believe I'm writing this, 'cause I don't know who you are.' The rhyming narrative that follows echoes this hypothetical tenor ('I'm waiting to show you everything,/ hear your giggles and your sighs,/ see butterflies and monkeys/ and clowns who cross their eyes'), as Sayles's (This Mess) softly focused, emotion-filled pastels reveal a devoted grandfather and a girl — as an infant, toddler and elementary schooler. They engage in such activities as playing in the waves, sharing a strand of spaghetti, watching a baseball game and (reinforcing the narrator's unremitting affection) enjoying a variety of hugs. The verse's rhythm and rhyme at times falter and several passages are awkward (a picture of the narrator gazing upon his newborn grandchild in a hospital nursery accompanies this text: 'Your mom is my daughter,/ and your dad is his mom's son./ You lived within your mommy,/ but now the time has come./ Get ready, sweet little one — / your life will be just great'). Yet Crystal's name and the inherent appeal of his theme should put this in the spotlight on the grandparent/baby gift bookshelf. All ages. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Based his own experience at becoming a grandfather, this debut children's book by the Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian describes the calvacade of feelings that comes with being a first-time grandparent. Full color.

About the Author

Tony Award-winning comedian, director, actor, and author Billy Crystal is just as importantly a grandfather. He charmed children and grown-ups alike as the voice of Mike Wazowski in Monsters, Inc. and starred in the hilarious movies Analyze This and City Slickers and He recently set box-office records with his smash Tony Award-winning one-man show on Broadway, 700 Sundays. The father of two grown daughters, Jennifer and Lindsay, Billy Crystal lives with his wife, Janice, in California.

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SQ, September 28, 2011 (view all comments by SQ)
Sweet, sweet book. Wonderful gift for someone who has learned they are going to be a new grandpa. Nice artwork. Just a delight!
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Sweet, sweet book. Wonderful gift for someone who has learned they are going to be a new grandpa. Nice artwork. Just a delight!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060593919
Author:
Sayles, Elizabeth
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Illustrator:
Sayles, Elizabeth
Author:
Sayles, Elizabeth
Author:
by Billy Crystal
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Family - New Baby
Subject:
Babies
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Copyright:
Publication Date:
April 2004
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
from P
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.34x10.36x.37 in. .97 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
100

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Comedian Crystal's unabashedly sentimental poem to his first grandchild rather clumsily starts on the opening endpapers, where the verse begins, 'I'm waiting to see you in ballet shoes or is it football pads?' and concludes, 'I can't believe I'm writing this, 'cause I don't know who you are.' The rhyming narrative that follows echoes this hypothetical tenor ('I'm waiting to show you everything,/ hear your giggles and your sighs,/ see butterflies and monkeys/ and clowns who cross their eyes'), as Sayles's (This Mess) softly focused, emotion-filled pastels reveal a devoted grandfather and a girl — as an infant, toddler and elementary schooler. They engage in such activities as playing in the waves, sharing a strand of spaghetti, watching a baseball game and (reinforcing the narrator's unremitting affection) enjoying a variety of hugs. The verse's rhythm and rhyme at times falter and several passages are awkward (a picture of the narrator gazing upon his newborn grandchild in a hospital nursery accompanies this text: 'Your mom is my daughter,/ and your dad is his mom's son./ You lived within your mommy,/ but now the time has come./ Get ready, sweet little one — / your life will be just great'). Yet Crystal's name and the inherent appeal of his theme should put this in the spotlight on the grandparent/baby gift bookshelf. All ages. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Based his own experience at becoming a grandfather, this debut children's book by the Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian describes the calvacade of feelings that comes with being a first-time grandparent. Full color.
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