From the bestselling author of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, Sherri Duskey Rinker, and the award-winning creator of Me . . . Jane and The Skunk, Patrick McDonnell, comes this funny and tender love letter from a parent to her child.Read more...
From the bestselling author of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, Sherri Duskey Rinker, and the award-winning creator of Me . . . Jane and The Skunk, Patrick McDonnell, comes this funny and tender love letter from a parent to her child.
Before YOU came along, so many things were different But now there's a giggly baby, a house full of adventures and toys, a million little surprises. . . . And so much love.
- ISBN-13: 9780062271051
- ISBN-10: 0062271059
- Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
- Publish Date: January 2016
- Page Count: 40
- Reading Level: Ages 8-12
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-11-09
- Reviewer: Staff
Readers may recognize McDonnells (Thank You and Good Night) work here by the Krazy Kat schnozz on the rambunctious toddler who stars in this cozy mother-to-child love letter. Rinker (Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site) gives each sentence its own grin of a punch line. I never imagined before you came along, the mother muses quietly in her armchair, that our house could get this messy and loud! On cue, a shriek from her child propels her toward the ceiling. Or that youd be so silly, and giggly, and splashy, and crashy! (in paired scenes, the mother shrinks from a shower of bathwater, and the girl overturns a vase with the imperious air of a dragon queen). Arent you tired, too? the exhausted mother asks the girl, but on the facing page, two saucer eyes peer out of the bedroom blackness. A father never appears, making the book well-suited for both single and paired mothers, and the message Rinker delivers is that children arent loved because theyre goodits this toddlers very spiritedness that makes her so bewitching. Ages 48. Authors agent: Amy Rennert, Amy Rennert Agency. Illustrators agent: Henry Dunow, Dunow, Carlson & Lerner. (Feb.)