Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Along Came You

Written by: Karona Drummond
Illustrated by: Estelle Corke
Publisher: Zonderkidz
April 2014
ISBN: 978-0310728597
Genre: Board Book

'Before you, my home was decorated in style. After you, my home is decorated in love.'

So begins the tender recital of love from parent to child that tells the story of the changes that take place after a little one joins the family. Along Came You combines simple yet insightful text by Karona Drummond with vibrant illustrations by Estelle Corke in this board book that answers the questions: What happens when the pleasures of a tidy, carefully decorated home are traded for the excitement of dressing up and messy art projects? When quiet evenings and precisely planned schedules are exchanged for busy days and crazy nights? What happens when the desire to experience joy yourself is replaced with the desire that another might experience joy?

ALONG CAME YOU is a sweet – pink – board book for girls that show them how special they are in their mom’s life. All the fun things they enjoy such as drawing pictures for the refrigerator, playing dress up, and going for picnics in the parks are illustrated in this book.

If you have a preschool, toddler, or baby girl and want her to know how special she is, pick up a copy of ALONG CAME YOU and read it to her. Also perfect for a baby gift or shower gift.  Recommended (by the publisher) for ages 4 - 8.  I think it is more baby/preschool age.  5 stars. $7.99. 24 pages. 

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