Friday, July 9, 2010

I Love You THIS Much


If you want to read a book to your child that will make them feel loved, I Love You THIS Much, by Lynn Hodges and Sue Buchanan, is a great choice. This sweet story is all about the love between parent and child. My daughters were both beaming with happiness while we were reading this book.

The back of the book highlights Ephesians 3:18, "How wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ." The text follows this verse:

"I love you best.
I love you most.

I love you high.
I love you low.

I love you deep.
I love you wide."

The loving bear parent pictured in the illustrations by John Bendall-Brunello, is assuring the young bear cub of the love they share. The parent loves the young bear in the morning, throughout the day, and when it is time to sleep. The story then likens the love between parent and child to the love that our Heavenly Father feels for us, His children.

What I Like: The text of this book is loving and reassuring. I love how the story segues into the love of God for His children.

What I Dislike:
Nothing!

Overall Rating:
Excellent

Age Appeal:
2-6

Publisher Info:
Zonderkidz, 2005; ISBN:0310232686 Board Book $6.99.

Buy it Now at Christianbook.com for $
5.49.

OR Buy it at Amazon.com for $10.87.



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3 comments:

Lynn Bennett said...

The prices for I Love You This Much need a little tweaking. The board book edn. lists for 6.99 and has 14 pages. The true "hardcover" version has 36 pages and a CD, and lists for 15.99. Apparently the CBD price on the review is for the board book, and the Amazon price is for the hardcover edn. w/CD.
Lynn Bennett

Kristina Seleshanko said...

Thanks, Lynn. Our links don't necessarily reflect standard retail prices; they reflect whatever price the outlet (usually Amazon and ChristianBook) sell the book at. So the prices listed in Beverly's links are correct. I corrected the standard retail price information under "Publisher Info."

Beverly said...

Thank you both!