Picture Book Review: You Taught Me Love

YOU TAUGHT ME LOVE
Author: Misty Black
Illustrator: Marina Batrak
ISBN: 9781951292072
Publisher: Berry Patch Press (2020)
Age Range: 3-7

Amazon Synopsis:

Have you told someone special “I love you” today? I think you should try it and see what they say…
“‘I love you, Sweet Pea,’ Mama said to her child.
‘And I love you too!’ The girl winked as she smiled.
‘How much?’ teased her mom, sensing what was in store.
A new game began about who loved who more…”

There’s nothing quite like the love a mother and child share.
This book’s beautiful illustrations and playful rhymes will bring tears of laughter and joy. Join mother, daughter, and a silly little frog on a heartwarming journey that describes love through the eyes of a child.

This sweet bedtime story for kids ages 3-7 can be enjoyed with a parent or grandparent over and over again

My Review

You Taught Me Love” is a fun, vibrant story about love and all the different ways it can be declared and received.  It’s the second book in the author’s “With Love” collection and is a playful expression of just how deep a parent’s love is for their children.

My son and daughter-in-law are expecting their first baby (a little girl) in April 2020 and it’s been bittersweet watching them experience the miraculous journey of the pregnancy. As a new grandmother-to-be the most endearing message I have tried to pass along to the expectant couple is the gift of love through the eyes of a parent. There is no greater love and no greater gift, and yet it’s something not easily expressed with words.

“You Taught Me Love” articulates this message through a delightful romp between mother and child as they play the “I love you more” game. The little girl in the story exhibits solid attributes of confidence, happiness, joy and self-esteem – qualities instilled by the love of her mother.

The story is told in lively rhyme, with love and affection jumping off every page. The tone is musical and fun, and the illustrations are absolutely gorgeous. Colorful, playful and energetic, they are the perfect complement to the message. I just love the big eyes and curly hair – reminds me of my beautiful daughter-in-law and I can’t wait to share this book with her!

Though the story is makes for a lovely bedtime read, parent’s might have a hard time getting their kids to settle down – I can just picture your little ones wanting to act out their own “I love you more” games.  

“You Taught Me Love” by Misty Black is a book that will be read and performed over and over again. Perfect for little ones of any age, as well as parents and grandparents!

About the Author

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Review Copy

I obtained a copy of this book to review from the author in exchange for an honest review.  Need a picture book review? Contact me!

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