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A You’re Adorable

By Martha Alexander
Candlewick Press

 

Initially I was on the fence about buying this book.  I was in TJ Maxx and I already had a shopping cart full of stuff. I had a little debate in my head about whether Daniel needed yet another book, and how was going to sneak this book into my house. I’m so glad I spontaneously justified this purchase!

This book is a must-have, mostly because it’s a song (go to YouTube and you’ll have this book’s tune memorized in no time) and I hardly ever come across books with a song that I like. Something is always wrong: either I find the tune is obnoxious or the illustrations are boring. Not so with this book. The pictures are endearing and sweet and the tune is pleasant.

Best of all it’s an alphabet song so it’s a great way to reinforce the ABCs. The lyrics of the song are just wonderful: A you’re adorable, B you’re so beautiful, C you’re a cutie full of charms, and so on. My son seemed to know that this song was all about him. And this meant that he heard something positive and affirming. The book is not going to have the same effect if you don’t sing. So sing! And dads, this means you too!

I started reading this book to my son when he was about a year old, and as he became more cognizant he only appreciated the book more at two years old.

Reviewed by Raquel

Book image via amazon.com

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  • Ashley
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    What a great video!

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