WITH ALL MY HEART
By: Stephanie Stansbie and Richard Smythe
Published: December 3, 2019
Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books
If you are looking for a book to read to your child for Valentine’s Day, then this is it. This book shares the deep love a parent has for a child. It doesn’t specify if the adult bear is a mom or dad or grandparent or aunt or uncle. This really could be read by anyone who loves a child deeply. It also could be read by adoptive or foster parents.
This bear shares the deep love it has for the little bear through beautiful rhyming prose. The pages are full of color and are just gorgeous. Nearly every page has a shaped cutout, like a heart, a flower, or a leaf, featuring a word on the next page.
“I saw your sweet smile and I knew from the start, I’d love you forever with all of my heart.”
This opening line of the story just warmed my heart. Even though I have kids in college, I got teary reading this one because at the end it says:
“Wherever you are, even when we’re apart…I’ll love you forever with all of my heart. “
I think this would be a great book for parents who travel for work or who may be in the military. This would be a perfect book to record reading aloud so the child can “read” it while the parent is gone. It’s a beautiful bedtime or anytime story and the illustration of the bears are just adorable, especially when they are cuddling. I also love all the cute little forest animals that appear on the pages. You could definitely make that part of the reading fun, asking your child to find the fox or the owls or the dragonfly or the mice.
I can’t recommend this sweet book enough. It would make a lovely baby shower gift, first birthday gift, or a gift for expecting parents or grandparents.
For other books by Stephanie Stansbie, click HERE.
For other books by Richard Smythe, click HERE.
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