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Because You Are My Baby by Sherry North

Because You Are My Baby

by Sherry North

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The mothers illustration of how what ever her son decided to do when he grows up she will there giving that extra push heart warming ( )
  CeciliaCoreas | Dec 2, 2016 |
Summary: The Mom of the baby describes all of the things that she would do for her baby just because he was her baby. She describes all of the places that she would take her baby. She also describes all of the things that she would do for him if she had different jobs.

Evaluation/Argument: This has repetition on every page for young children to be able to easily follow along and understand the story more easily. Children with an active imagination will love this book as they can imagine their own Mom doing all of the things described for them. The vivid illustrations show how much the baby appreciates the things that were done for him. For example, when the Mom says "If I were a gardener, I would plant a trumpet vine, With blooms that croon a jazzy tune whenever you pass by." the baby is shown with a huge smile as he walks by the vine. The smile on the baby's face shows how happy he is to hear the wonderful music. This is a wonderful book to read to children to remind them of their parent's love for them.
The central message of this book is that a parent will do anything for their children, no matter what. Children will be able to see this through the mother's actions described to her baby. ( )
  mwade4 | Sep 30, 2014 |
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I was immediately drawn to the book because of the beautiful artwork. The artist used watercolor on wonderful, thick watercolor paper; you can see the texture of the paper, which is why I picked the book up for a closer look. The illustrations of the mother and child are as sweet as the story, which weaves a tale of mother and child in fantastical situations. The mother is pleasantly reassuring her child that she will always be there with him, because he is her baby. The picture of her baby on his floor surrounded by gemstones caught my attention for a long time, I was so struck by the beauty of the light of the gemstones which reflected off each other and lit up the baby’s face, it was beautiful. This is a happy story, good for younger grade schoolers.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0810994828, Hardcover)

An imaginative and heartwarming ode that celebrates a parent’s affection for a child

If I were a skywriter, I’d write your name up high
In sparkling golden loop-the-loops across a summer sky.

To what heights will a mom or dad go to celebrate their love for a son or daughter? Will they climb Mount Everest? Will they write a hit song? From making pizza as a chef and blasting off as an astronaut visiting Mars, to gathering gemstones as a geologist and granting wishes as a genie, a parent’s fanciful desires for his or her child come true as the child discovers each wonder while mom lovingly looks on. This book is a great read aloud at storytime to subtly introduce careers, soothing as a bedtime book or lullaby, and an ideal gift for new mothers and for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

The dynamic first-time author and illustrator team treats parents and children to a story that celebrates affection with imagination. The free lines and warm, soft colors of Marcellus Hall’s illustrations bring to life Sherry North’s rhythmic and lively text, resulting in a heartfelt testament to the boundless love of a parent.

Praise for Because You Are My Baby
“Around this time of year, in anticipation of Mother’s Day, the shelves are flooded with sentimental books about how much mothers love their children. That’s not a bad thing; it’s certainly something to be celebrated. But when a book comes along that portrays this powerful love in a fresh and spirited way, that’s truly cause for celebration. The fantasies are clever and the bold watercolor illustrations of the intrepid duo are delightfully retro.”

San Francisco Chronicle


“Hall makes an impressive picture book debut. Hall's radiant, double-page watercolors showcase his gifts for dramatic sweep and comic telling detail.”

Publishers Weekly


“An energetic and inspiring testament to motherhood.”

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“Rhythms reminiscent of those in Margaret Wise Brown’s Runaway Bunny.”


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