If You Love Me So Much

Children - Concept
40 Pages
Reviewed on 04/09/2012
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Author Biography

Danielle Leibovici was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
Danielle is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, mom, speaker and author of the multi award-winning children’s picture book series; Under The Tree. Her experiences as a psychotherapist and parent have inspired her children’s book series. Her other award-winning titles are "With You Always" and "Under The Tree." Danielle has learned what children respond to and what parents are looking for in high quality children’s picture books. Each heartwarming story, with it’s beautifully drawn and relatable illustrations, incorporates simple and universal truths that all readers appreciate.
All Danielle’s titles aim to connect and prompt discussion between adults and the children they love.
Danielle resides with her husband, children and dog in Norfolk, VA.
For more information on the series or to schedule an author’s appearance with Danielle,
Please visit her website at www.danielleleibovici.com

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

In this tale a boy questions whether his parents truly love him. If they loved him they would not make him ___ (you can fill in the blank). He confronts his parents with the question, “If you love me so much" why should I brush my teeth, take a bath, brush my hair, and wear a coat. The young boy has a whole list of 'whys.' With each question his parents answer him with a rhyming answer.

It is often difficult for children to understand why parents tell them to do things. Sometimes as parents it is easier to say because I said so. Children need to understand, yet it is difficult and sometimes imposible to explain to children the reasons behind our decisions. Danielle Leibovici’s book "If You Love Me So Much" comes to parent’s rescue by cleverly answering our children’s questions.

This book is the perfect size. Thirty pages is just enough to tell the story without losing your child’s attention. The pages are painted in muted colors with the words in black, making a nice easy to read contrast. The illustrations were lovingly completed by Julia Gavrielov. Each illustration is eye catching and appears to be done in water color. The child in the picture is lifelike and shown in different scenarios relating to the questions. This book would make a great gift. I suggest reading it to your child every time they ask the question, “If you love me so much...”

Hayley Rose

If you love me so much, why do I have to... I remember asking the same thing when I was a child. Turns out they really do. I great book to let your child know that you care, and that it is in their best interest to brush their teeth and take a bath, etc. To be the best that you can be. I recommend reading this book with your children.