All the Things I Love About You

PreS-K—On each spread of this picture-book love story, a mother describes one of the things she loves about her preschooler, from the way his hair looks in the morning to the way he hugs. Pham uses full-page, half-page, and spot art against a white background to illustrate this familial bond. Her pen, ink, and digital art is the star here. She is such a master at conveying a full range of facial expressions and delightful comic details in her lively sketches that much of her slight text is unnecessary. Mothers will enjoy reading this to their sons, but it is not likely to become a favorite with children. It would make a lovely gift for Mother's Day or for a new mother, but it is not a first purchase for children's collections.—Rachel G. Payne, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
A mother lovingly chases after her little boy as he explores his world. This paean of praise from mother to son (father has his parenting time, too) is tender and heartfelt, if adult-centered. The warm, dark-outlined illustrations, including lots of white space, echo the text's affectionate tone while incorporating some of the humor and chaos involved in a typical toddler's day.

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