That’s Me Loving You by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Review by Lauren
Source: copy from publisher; all opinions are my own
That feeling you always have in your heart?
That’s me loving you.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal captures parents’ desire to be ever-present in this simple and touching poem offering reassurance of their love. Signs of affection can be found in the natural world around us—from a soft breeze to a shimmering star.
Review: This picture is a poem by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, with wonderful and bright illustrations by Teagan White. The idea behind this story is that no matter how far apart a parent and a child may be, the parent is always there. They are in the wind, they are in the rainbow, they are even that butterfly on your shoulder. It’s a beautiful thought. I could see this being a great book to read to your child before they go sleep at a friend’s house. I know when I was younger sleeping somewhere else always made me nervous. This story shows that I’m never really alone.That's Me Loving You by the late Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Picture Book Review) Click To Tweet
What makes this book particularly poignant at the moment is that Rosenthal has recently passed from cancer. Though the mother in this book is shown, I still think the idea behind this book would be great for a younger child who has lost either of their parents. The idea of their parents always being with them is especially special in that case.
It’s a quick, yet lovely, read, and White did a fantastic job on the illustrations. I especially liked that there is diversity in the children. Not just one child is shown. Almost every page has a different boy or girl, of different races, so it makes the book even more universal.
I’m thankful to have gotten the chance to read this book and share it with you all today! I know that Mother’s Day in the U.S. is tomorrow, but this would make a great read for moms (and even dads!) to read with their children. Definitely think about picking up a copy!