Books Bought #4



I purchased another polar bear book "I Love You This Much" by Lynn Hodges. This book will be a gift for my other grandson.
I Love You This Much

* Product Description


Share God’s love for his children through this moving story about the love between a parent and child. Filled with beautiful illustrations that reflect the soothing melody and gentle words, you and your child will treasure the precious moments shared together with this wonderful story, I Love You This Much.

* From the Back Cover


Share God’s love for his children through this moving story about the love between a parent and child. This sweet little tale is based on a beautiful lullaby, I Love You This Much, sung by a parent to a child, as a gentle reminder to children of just how much they are loved by their earthly parents -- as well as their heavenly Father. Filled with picturesque illustrations that reflect the soothing melody and gentle words, you and your child will treasure the precious moments shared together with this wonderful story, I Love You This Much.

* Product Details

* Reading level: Ages 4-8
* Hardcover: 36 pages
* Publisher: Zonderkidz (January 1, 2001)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0310232686
* ISBN-13: 978-0310232681

* Biography

Lynn Hodges


Lynn Hodgeson is a professor of music, voice, music theory, and piano, and one of America’s most gifted producers, arrangers, and writers of children’s music.

She is the coauthor of the best-selling I Love You This Much, and winner of numerous awards and multiple Dove Award nominations.

Sue Buchanan is the coauthor of the best-selling I Love You This Much. She is also the author of I’m Alive and the Doctor’s Dead, Girls Just Gotta Have Fun, Duh-Votions, and Mud Pie Annie, and coauthor of Friends Through Thick and Thin. Sue lives in Nashville, TN.

Illustrator: John Bendall-Brunello

My Review:

I love this book and I know my Grandson will too. I plan to give it to him at Christmas. It's a beautifully written story. The illustrations are lovely. And, best of all, it comes with a CD that has the entire story sung as lyrics to a very nice melody. I plan to give the book along with a polar bear puppet and I think the song will mesmerize my grandson because it is so soothing to listen to. The tune is very catchy and you will want to join in and sing the refrain without any prompting. This is a really special book accompanied by a really special song.

The text rhymes beautifully. The story illustrates God's love in a simple, straight-forward way making it easy for little minds to understand. A mother and child bear are the stars in this delightful book about parent-child love. The book begins with Ephesians 3:17-18: "I pray that you ... may have power ... to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ." The parent bear tells the child bear how much love there is for the younger bear, a love repeatedly described as "best, most, high, low, deep, and wide." This runaway bestseller is just right for toddlers! 5 stars!

Warmest Regards,
~ LadyD


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