Picture Book Review: That’s Me Loving You by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Posted May 13, 2017 by shooting in Book Review / 17 Comments

That’s Me Loving You by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Review by Lauren

Source: copy from publisher; all opinions are my own

Official Summary:

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.

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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!

17 responses to “Picture Book Review: That’s Me Loving You by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

  1. Sounds like a lovely little book, I’m sure it’s great for parents and their kids! The fact that there’s diversity shown in the illustrations is a huge plus.

    I don’t have kids myself, but I could imagine many moms I know would love a book like this.

    By the way, it’s Mother’s Day internationally tomorrow. Which makes me wonder if this book is going to be translated in other languages at some point. 🙂

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  2. i like the title. the illustration on the cover kind of reminds me of those by gyo fujikawa, from decades past. next time i’m in the bookstore, if i remember, i’ll check this out. thanks for calling it to my attention.

  3. Oh, this sounds delightful, Lauren! It’d be great for any child with separation anxiety. So very sad that the author passed from cancer. Makes my heart hurt! Wonderful review! 🙂

  4. So sad about the author, my friend used to babysit her children when she was in college. I would definitely be interested in this book as it sounds very sweet.

  5. Oh my heart.
    This book sounds so wonderful and touching. This sounds like it would rank with Robert Munch’s book “I’ll Love You Forever” – like it would become a classic.
    Thank you for sharing this.
    It’s so heartbreaking to hear about the author.

  6. This sounds like such a beautiful story for all children! What a lovely message, and hopefully has some comfort to children in times when they are way from their parents temporarily, or even if the situation is more permanent. I think I might need to get a copy to read to my little ones one day.

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