Cover image for Anything for you
Title:
Anything for you
Author:
Wallace, John, 1966-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, 2004.

©2003
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Little Charlie the bear cub says he would do anything for his mother and proves it to her when bedtime arrives.
General Note:
Originally published: Great Britain : Puffin Books, 2003.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 77505.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780060581299
Format :
Book

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Little Charlie would do anything for his mama. He would smile his biggest smile for her, draw a special picture for her, and he'd even let her be his best friend! So when it's time for bed and Mama asks him to snuggle down, shut his eyes, and sleep tight for her, Little Charlie is happy to say, "I'd do anything for you, Mama!"

John Wallace's gentle story and Harry Horse's sweet illustrations capture the special love between a mother and a child in this perfect bedtime book.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

A cub named Little Charlie tries to help his mom around the house and garden, "but all he'd done was make a mess," writes Wallace (Little Bean). No matter-Little Charlie has plenty of ways to prove to Mama that "I'd do anything for you!" In a series of crisply inked, honey-tinted spot illustrations that radiate cozy domesticity, Horse (Little Rabbit Lost) follows the two as the cub peppers his bedtime preparations with declarations of good intent. Climbing into a nice, hot tub-Horse fills the page with cottony clouds of steam that dwarf the bathing bear-Little Charlie promises he would "swim to the end of the bathtub for you!... And all the way back again!" Wrapped in a towel and perched on his towering mother's shoulders (one of the many appealing ways Horse plays up the comic contrast in his characters' scale), Little Charlie swears, "I'd climb to the top of a really tall tree for you!" Mama wisely acknowledges her son's declarations with a sweet, non-binding "Would you?" but she eventually inquires, "Would you sleep tight for me?... All night long for me?" Snuggled into his warm bed, the exhausted fellow is only too happy to oblige. Younger readers will find much to savor here: the playfulness between mother and son, Mama's calm, warm demeanor and, above all, Little Charlie's confident rhetorical flourishes. Ages 3-7. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Pre S-Gr 2-A tender tale about the unconditional love shared by a mother bear and her son. After a busy day spent "helping" Mama in the garden and around the house, Little Charlie is a mess. When his mother asks him if he is ready to get into the tub, he replies, "I'd do anything for you!" As she bathes him and prepares him for bed, he gives numerous examples of the many ways he would prove his love ("I'd swim to the end of the bathtub-. And all the way back" or "I'd climb to the top of a really tall tree-"). Mama uses his promise to get him tucked in and fast asleep without a fuss. Typefaces of various sizes add expression to the text. The illustrations feature warm, autumn-hued colors sprinkled with colorful pastels. Small vignettes depict each of the things that Little Charlie would do for his mother. A perfect choice for bedtime or as a cozy read-aloud.-Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.