"FOX and Friends cohost Ainsley Earhardts debut picture book shares precious life lessons parents can pass onto their children so that they can follow their hearts, dreams, and passions. Read more...
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"FOX and Friends cohost Ainsley Earhardts debut picture book shares precious life lessons parents can pass onto their children so that they can follow their hearts, dreams, and passions.
"Take Heart, My Child "is a lyrical lullaby, and Ainsley shares her own hopes and dreams, and lets her child know that whatever challenges life brings, Take heart, my child, I will or, my love will always be there for you. It s a universal message, one that all readers will relate to.
In the Story Behind the Story, Ainsley talks about growing up and how her father would write messages to her and her siblings each morning, leaving notes at the breakfast table, so that his children would know they were loved, empowered, protected, and cherished."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-09-19
- Reviewer: Staff
In her debut childrens book, Fox & Friends cohost Earhardt assumes the voice of a mother expressing her hopes for her daughter, advising her child to take risks and be independent. In a sequence of vignettes, the story moves from the sea to the forest and into the night sky, initially described in fanciful terms: Before you were born/ Before you shared my day/ I dreamed a love song/ Near a grand deer ballet, reads one spread as newcomer Kim shows a young woman and six deer prancing through a field. The light-dappled illustrations play well with the texts ethereal references to nature, alternating between images of the mother-to-be on her own and ones of her daughter swinging from a tree, peering at the moon through a telescope, and flying a kite on the beach. Though the advice can be syrupy or overfamiliar (May you take the high road/ Through the road may be long/ Pledge to follow your heart/ So your heart will grow strong), Earhardts you-can-do-it message is consistently encouraging. Ages 48. Illustrators agent: Claire Easton, Painted Words. (Nov.)