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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...”