Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You
Author: Nancy Tillman
Illustrator: Nancy Tillman
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Why: I was feeling super sentimental and this book seemed to capture the moment.
Pros: Beautiful prose, beautiful pictures. The sentiments are those that you want your child to hear everyday – that no matter what, your love will always be there. I will say, it did take a while for my son to warm up to this book. I think that’s partly due to the pictures. They’re gorgeous, but they have small details that probably weren’t easy for him to pick up on at the ripe old age of 6 months! There was one page that always stood out to him though:
Since then though, he has really come to love this book. With the maturity he now has at 14 months, he really seems to appreciate the small details. And of course I love reading this one to him because it says everything I want to say – and in rhyme! Perfect!
Finally, I also like that it’s a “quiet” book – and by that I mean, it’s one of the books I like to read to him when we’re winding him down. So many books are busy and loud and fun – and those are all great for different times – but I find it harder to find the good quiet books and this is one of them.
Durability: 3 bite marks. Holding up pretty well other than along the spine (as usual!).