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Monday, January 31, 2011

Mom and Me Mondays: You by Stephen Michael King

You (Post January 31st)
by Stephen Michael King
Scholastic Canada
ISBN: 978-1-4431-0722-8
Suggested Age: 0 - 2
Release Date: February 1, 2011

Description: A new title from one of Australia's leading author-illustrators, Stephen Michael King. A beautiful, affirming story for every family! The perfect book to share with a child, parent, friend, or any special person in your life, You is a simple yet extremely touching story about how it is the people we love who make the world a beautiful place.

Jake's Review: This book is for babies but its kinda cute.  I think its more for mommies because they like that mushy stuff.  I would like the illustrations to be done on the whole page, not just the little bit on each page. I also think there should be more words -- but I guess that is why the book is for little guys like my dumb brother who cannot speak much.

Jake's Rating: 7/10

Jesse's Review (done in mommy words): Likes to look at the cover and will let me read him a couple of pages and than he takes off. That is pretty good for Jesse as he is an anti book type of kid.  I think he would really like this type of art if it was of something of interest to him like sports, cars -- or even better diggers.  I cannot tell you what he thought of the whole story -- because -- um -- he wouldn't let me finish reading it. 

Mom's Review: I adored the art in this one. So sweet and beautiful and I think will really appeal to little girls  - I know its sexist, but I have 2 boys and they tend to gravitate towards more bold and colourful. That being said I think little ones will enjoy the simple touching story and the cute little pictures.  I will be passing it on to my friend Pam because I think her little girls will like it.

Mom's Rating: 8.5/10

We received this from Scholastic in exchange for an honest review


  1. The illustrations look lovely and it sounds very sweet. I agree with Jake, this sounds exactly like the type of mushy book my mother would love. (Maybe I should get her a copy "from" my son.) I know how you feel about Jesse, if it doesn't have wheels, my 21 month old is not interested. I've tried to read to him but he just hits the book and wiggles away. I can't wait until he likes reading with me. :)

    Jennifer (An Abundance of Books)

  2. I tweeted this review, but didn't know if you had a twitter acct.