Synopses & Reviews
When a little boy and his mom go camping, mini-disasters abound, and there are
lots of opportunities for Mom to step in and fix everything. But instead, with a loving
touch, this mommy shows her child ways to do things for himself, going far to encourage
her childand#8217;s independence. And there is still plenty of opportunity for snuggling
under the stars.
This warm and humorous testament to all the loving things a supportive mom does
each day is every bit as heartwarming as its predecessor and is sure to become a favorite
for families everywhere.
"As a child frolics in a magical version of the natural world, the narrator coos her enduring parental love: 'I wanted you more/ than you ever will know,/so I sent love to follow/ wherever I go.' The child, of neutral ethnicity and indeterminate gender (thanks to an orange bucket hat and compositions that always show him or her in profile or from behind) is one lucky kid: there's a piggyback ride on a hippo, apple-picking with the help of an albino giraffe, a park bench chat with pandas, and a snooze that literally entails lying down with the lambs. Tillman's (On the Night You Were Born) digital artwork teeters of the edge of saccharine, and she's too fond of dancing blobs of lights. But she has an unerring instinct for dramatic composition--in these pages, readers get the sense of spying on a secret world--and her potent combination of unapologetic sentiment, fantasy, photorealism, and painterliness has an undeniable allure. As with her other books, the real audience is probably grownups looking for a misty-eyed interlude. Ages 4 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
. . . I wanted you more than youll ever know,
so I sent love to follow wherever you go. . . .
Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. Its the one thing they can carry with them each and every day.
If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Here is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are.
Enter a snowy world of wonder and fantasy as one child steps outside and opens the door to the brave new world of his imagination.
In this gentle picture book fantasy, a childandrsquo;s worldand#160;transforms through his hard work, imagination, and persistence when he opens the door and steps outside, into to the brave new world of his imagination.
In this sweet companion book to Because Your Daddy Loves You, a little boy and his mom go on a hiking trip and camp out under the stars. Mommy is as calm and reassuring, but also goes far to foster her son's independence in an encouraging and loving way.and#160;As heartwarmingand#160;as its predecessor, this read-aloud book is sure to become a family favorite.
About the Author
Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture book On the Night You Were Born and its companion journal, The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby's First Year. Her other books include The Spirit of Christmas and Tumford the Terrible. A former advertising executive, Tillman now writes and illustrates full-time. She lives in Tualatin, Oregon.