Cover image for I love you because you're you
Title:
I love you because you're you
Author:
Baker, Liza.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Describes, in rhyming text and illustrations, a mother's love for her child no matter how he feels or what he does.
General Note:
"Cartwheel Books."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 450 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 55269.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.8 1 Quiz: 25900 Guided reading level: F.
ISBN:
9780439206389
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In a poem about a mama fox's unconditional love for her cub, I LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE YOU describes the many moods of all children--from happy to frightened, bashful to silly, and more--and will reassure them of their parents' abiding affection and approval. Truly remarkable watercolor illustrations by beloved illustrator David McPhail are the perfect complement to Liza Baker's rhythmic, rhyming text.


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Booklist Review

Ages 5-8. A silly little love song, from mom to kid. In rhyme, an anthropomorphized fox in a long dress speaks to her offspring in his red jacket and blue pants. The pet kitty and a few other characters appear--the owl doctor, the piggy, and bear cub on the school bus. She goes through all her child's moods and moments: "I love you when you're sad / and need a kiss and hug. / I love you when you're playful / and rolling on the rug." The final affirmation is one kids can hardly hear too often, "I love you any way you feel, / no matter what you do. / I love you any way you are. / I love you because you're you!" Pastel colors are clear and the protagonists' foxy attitude keeps the pictures from being overly sentimental. Sure to engender lapsit joy. --GraceAnne A. DeCandido


Publisher's Weekly Review

A mother fox's affection for her little one is played out in greeting-card sentiments and McPhail's (If You Were My Bunny) winning artwork. Reassuring quatrains ("I love you when you're sad/ and need a kiss and hug./ I love you when you're playful/ and rolling on the rug") convey her unconditional love. McPhail's cozy watercolor illustrations offer tangible examples of the child's many moods, as when the "bashful" youngster hides behind the mother's knee as guests arrive, or gazes up at her when presenting her with a valentine ("I love you when you're proud,/ your head held in the air"). In this warm and fuzzy hug of a book, a parent's love knows no bounds. Ages 3-6. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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Excerpts

This book has quickly become a family favorite--and this new format with padded covers and cardstock pages will become an enduring classic of the genre. As a poem about a mama fox's unconditional love for her cub, this story describes the many moods of all children--from happy to frightened, bashful to silly, and more--and reassures them of parents' abiding affection and approval. Truly remarkable watercolor illustrations from David McPhail, sensitively wrought and never saccharine, are the perfect complement to Liza Baker's rhythmic, rhyming text. Excerpted from I Love You Because You're You by Liza Baker All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.